I am blessed to be writing you today and telling about a unique experience that I am getting. In May, I will be giving a speech/workshop on adoption and foster care/adoption. This is so exciting for me as it is certainly my passion. I have been planning in my head what information I want to pass along- the list is long.
When I think about the foster care system, I think of children who deserve a normal life and the parents that make it their life calling to ensure that. I think of giving until there is no more to give and often seeing no results for all of the labor. Yet, that is only one side of the coin. Foster care offers a look into a hierarchy of civilization that rises above the old caste systems. It is a humanitarian venue to care for the ‘least of those.’
What an amazing thing to be part of. In some countries, the children of the lawless and sick are considered rubble- not here. These children are taken into the fold and often loved as though they were born into the lineage they reside. That in itself is a good indicator of a life well lived, a heart at peace and literally the changing of a future.
It is these kind of thoughts that spur me into speaking on behalf of the children who are waiting for a family whether it be in foster care or an adoption situation. I know that there is hope because I have witnessed it. I know that others believe as I do because they live it every day. Of all things to be part of in this world, I can honestly say that this is one of my proudest. The children in my care do not see past their own little worlds. They cannot grasp the importance of what they are part of but they will. It is inevitable that they will come into contact with the truth as they age.
I cannot wait to stand in front of the eighty or so people in attendance and tell them about my personal experiences with foster care and adoption. I feel as though I will finally meet my calling in life. It is the best of both worlds- to talk and have people listen and to have the topic be one from my heart. If you are in the area, you should stop in. I would love to meet ya!