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Monday, December 3, 2012

Make a Difference Monday: When it's not as it should be

Starbucks is a good place to sit back and observe people.  Today was no exception.  In the corner was a young mom with her little girl - no more then 6 months old.  She was holding and cuddling her daughter, all the while speaking with her - loving on her and playing with her.

It was just as it should be.

But I couldn't stop my thoughts from going to the child who has had nothing as it should be

For the baby who is now 10 years old, who never had a parent sit and cuddle with him, telling him how special he was.  The 8 year old who was told he would never amount to anything.  The 13 year old who has been abused more times then she can recount.  The 25 year old who has no one to call on during this 'most wonderful time of the year.'

It just breaks my heart! 

What are we going to do about it?

Did you know that the first step in becoming a foster parent is to find a local agency and ask them to enroll you in foster parent training courses?  These courses are designed to bring awareness of what becoming a foster parent would look like and help you determine IF this is something you would consider. 

Will you consider taking these classes?  Will you take a chance and allow your eyes become opened?  Please prayerfully consider this. 

"Feed the hungry and help those in trouble...  Then your light will shine out from the darkness and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.  Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities.  Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes."  Isaiah 58: 10, 12

Jami is married to Clint and is mommy to six, three of whom they adopted from foster care. It was through a difficult season of waiting that the Lord drew Jami’s heart to those who feel forgotten and in April of 2011, she founded The Forgotten Initiative.

To visit her personal blog visit: www.lifewithapersonalgod.blogspot.com

1 comment:

  1. Reading this cuddling our first foster care placement. I encourage anyone thinking about foster care to just go ahead and take the step, the blessings are countless.


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