I love the blog http://fosterhood.tumblr.com/
She mentioned that her intent was to only foster one child (she has had 2 very short placements and has one long term one currently that she calls "jacket" on her blog. She has had her for quite a while and, as foster care does, things are getting a little hairy.)
Anyway, she mentioned that she would love to see a generation of "normal" people who decide to take on one foster child instead of a few people taking on LOTS of kids.
I find this very interesting and it got me thinking.
So many people say to me "I could never do it, I couldn't give them back, I couldn't stand the pain."
What if we "normal" people all stepped out and decided that one time in our life we would risk getting hurt to benefit someone else?
What if ONE TIME we did something that was solely for the benefit of someone else - something that was written in stone that would hurt us, but make a world of difference to someone else?
I am glad Jesus decided to do it just once. What a difference it made for all of us.