There is no fear in love. Perfect love casts out all fear. 1 John 4:18.
We’ve done some respite and now we’ve had our first placement. Last weekend, we welcomed a 3 day old baby into our home. He was a joy to have around for a few days. We all wanted him to stay, but he went back home. There are lots of emotions left behind, but we are thankful we could love him for a short time and give him good care.
What I have learned so far from fostering:
- I can love a child that is not mine, just like they were mine.
- I can still hold a baby in one hand while doing household chores with the other.
- My bio children were VERY large as babies.
- I can pray for a Mama who made mistakes and consider how much she loves and misses her baby.
- It sure is nice to not be solely responsible for food production of a baby and easier to take care of a baby without having to go through delivery.
- I caught a glimpse of what God did for me in giving up his only son.
- I have a fantastic husband who is willing to love on, diaper change, feed, burp and get up throughout the night for a baby that is not his.
- My girls are wonderful, loving and welcoming to every child that has come to our house.
- I can give a baby back to his Mama.
- I had no fear when this baby was here, I just loved.
- My girls will have loss in their lives. I am thankful to be able to show them how to lean on God and how he can strengthen and restore.
- I have not completely given my children to God, in my heart. I am working on this now.
- This is exactly where we are needed!
- Tears are healing.
- God is LOVE.
- God is good ALL THE TIME!
- I miss that baby.