Monday, April 18, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Reasons I Love Foster Parenting


1. It is an exciting adventure, each one unique and of eternal impact.

2. There is the excitement of getting the initial call from the social worker, asking if we could take a baby!

3. It is neat being a part of the process of growing families.

4. There is the inexpressible joy that is new life.

5. My heart melts watching my husband tenderly talking to a fussy baby in the middle of the night.

6. I am humbled by the God-made changes (increased patience and tolerance, for example) in each person in our family.  These changes make fostering possible for our family.

7. I am thankful for each painful lesson that God is teaching me about limited control and letting go.

8.  There is nothing quite like the feel of a newborn snuggled up on your chest.

9.  I cherish the opportunities to pray over each baby and pour love into their precious life.

10.  Lastly, I love being involved in something bigger than myself and something bigger than my capacity to accomplish apart from God's enabling grace.
 
I'm truly humbled and privileged to be living a God-sized dream.

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4 comments:

Jessica said...

Thanks for the sweet post. I love how you show the changes God has made in your family. What a blessing you are to these kids as you allow God to use you in such a selfless way.

Rie said...

Betsy, that was lovely. I especially love #10 - you captured that so.

I've said it before and I'll say it forever - I admire you for the strength you have to do this beautiful thing.

Jennifer said...

I love this post! God has given you such a gift with the sweet babies (for you and through you) and I can't even imagine the eternal impact you are making on their lives and on the lives of your own children (and mine) as they see your sacrifice and love.

Anonymous said...

Great post! You are one of the most genuine people I know. Thank you for always inspiring me.