I'm going to make you crazy this month. It's National Foster Care Month.
Did you know?? There are 513,000 kids in foster care today in our country.
Just for a minute, stop and try to picture it. Newborn through teens. 513,000. Not a single one of them deserve it.
This came across my desk and I thought I'd share it here.
I Am A Foster Mother
by Frances Huston
Wake County, North Carolina
One is under the table, one asleep in bed
Two are having a "free for all"
And one has dumped breakfast on his head.
The phone is ringing off the wall
Someone's at the door
Clothes are piled up in the hall
And I need things from the store.
It's hardly time to think,
For it's always one thing or another.
No, I'm not the lady who lived in the shoe,
I'm just a foster mother.
One needs a hug, one needs a change
and one wants to chat.
One has hid and I can't find him
and two are chasing the cat.
I've blown my diet, so with Twinkie in hand
I sit a minute and wonder
on all the blessings that have come my way:
You see, I'm a foster mother.