May has almost come to a close. This is the month where we bring awareness to the plight of children in foster care. And it has become very personal to our family.
We have been licensed just over a year and have had 13 children through our home. They have ranged in age from 3.5 months to just shy of 13 years old. They have stayed as little as 18 hours to almost a year (and counting.) Their stories are varied, as have been their outcomes. Some I am still in contact with – others I will likely never see or hear from again.
Truly this is a life that God has called us to. It is not something that we can do on our own power. I wish that more Christians could step outside of themselves and ask God what He has called them to do – and then do it, even if it is scary and outside of their comfort zone. The rewards are amazing and even when you are in the trenches and having a rough time, there is a peace in knowing that you are right where God has called you to be.