Foster children are the heart of the story that propelled me into youth ministry. My mom and dad were foster parents for twenty years and it shaped the person I am today. I’d like to dedicate this article reference to a few foster children heroes that I had the privilege to grow up with:
DeShawn – you never gave up and you persevered through it all. I am so grateful that God has blessed you with a beautiful, rowdy family. I am in awe of your strength. There was a cosmic plan for us to be sisters – from first grade tattling (bossy me, of course), to shared 6th grade birthday parties and even twenty year high school reunions! Love you.
Michael – I don’t know where you are today, but I pray you grew up in a world where you were deeply loved and protected. Keep praying our lives stumble across the same path someday. Would have loved being your big sis for even longer.
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