To My Friends Who Are Foster Parents: You are brave and you are courageous, foster parents.
You are brave. You are changing lives.
You are brave to choose to love big at the expense of your heart and comfort. You are courageous. And though it is hard to see, you are changing lives. The kids’ lives entrusted to you, yes. But also your family’s, your friends’, mine.
While you love big, right now and today, I watch and I hope to love as big as you. Not because it is heroic and easy, not because you do it perfectly or make it look simple, not because it is some savior-thing, but because the world needs it. Vulnerable children, precious but traumatized at no fault of their own, need it.
Thank you for choosing to love bigger than yourself, at the expense of yourself. I’m privileged to know you.