It was just over a year ago when (S) came to us. She was our very first foster child and we really had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Now, after a year, and on this Christmas Eve, I can look back and say it has been a wonderful year.
When we took on this adventure we went into it with the idea that we were going to "help out some children in need" and maybe "provide some things for some children that they ordinarilly wouldn't have had". While we have tried to do all that, (S) has done so much more for us than we would have ever thought.
There are days, events, and words that we have been a part of this year that never would have happened were it not for her. She has made us laugh and cry and giggle and love more than we would have ever expected. This has truly been an absolutely wonderful time in our lives. I can tell you from our experience that the prophet (I think Isaiah) was absolutely right on when he said:
"...if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted,then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.
Merry Christmas to all