I’m sure you’ve heard people say sentiments like, “I would love to do foster care but I get too attached.” Or maybe, “I wouldn’t be able to do that, it’s just too hard to see the children taken back into bad situations.” I love the perspective the article below gives–maybe the hardest things are the things we are called to do.
Even in the very hardest of days, foster care is the right thing to do. It isn’t right because the results go the way we want or we always feel appreciated and loved for our sacrifices or because this child and their family become functioning and healthy. Foster care is often hard because this work is messy and getting involved means you’re going to get messy, too. But that’s exactly how it’s supposed to be. It’s supposed to be this hard. And we’re supposed to keep at it because these kids are worth it.