It not where you come from it’s where you belong.
I listened to this song the other day and I just fell apart. The words hit my heart and like a dam breaking inside of me the tears began to fall.
Journeying through life isn’t easy but it’s a lot harder when you don’t have the basic support structure behind you.
Family, friends, community.
These are what guides you and lifts you through the struggles of life.
Yes they may be times when one to two of these break but then hopefully the others step up and fill the gap.
Yet as a foster carer I know that sometimes this structure completely falls apart. For various reasons children find themselves in…
Need of a home.
Need of a family.
Need of friends
Need of a community.
My heart has broken listening to stories of kids growing up not knowing where they will be tomorrow.
Children scared of making friends because tomorrow they may be somewhere else.
This is why I love my job.
I get to be that structure for a child in need.
I get to love upon and help them to understand that they are loved.
Teach them that they deserve love and most of all they are safe.
I get to be family,friends and community to a child in need.
Each day children are taken into care and the need for foster carers has risen dramatically over the years.
It’s not an easy job, time after time you will find yourself being rejected.
But it’s not about you.
It’s about a child .
A child whose world had changed.
A child who is scared to trust.
A child in fear.
Yet being a foster carer is also one of the best jobs in the world.
You get to change a child’s life.
You get to make a difference.
What could be more amazing than that?
Its not where you come from it’s where you belong.