A Letter

To our future foster child(ren),

I’ve been thinking of you extra tonight. I find myself wondering about you constantly. About where you are, what you’re doing, what you’re feeling. It’s crazy to think that we know nothing about you – and yet our lives will soon intertwine. 

We want you to know how much you are loved. By so many. God loves you so much – and knows everything about you. When life is hard, when you are hurting, He is there. He will protect you. He knows your thoughts, your feelings, your dreams. And He has great plans for you. Even if you’re not sure what they are yet. 

Tonight, I spent time praying over your future bedroom. It’s finally ready. Ready for laughter, chaos, crying, playing, learning, growing. Ready for life. Ready for a whole lotta love. Ready to become a safe place for you when you need it. 

It is bittersweet to think about our journey together. Bitter – because caring for you will take you away from all that you know. Because foster care starts from a broken place. But sweet – oh so sweet – because we will be making space for healing to happen. And because God is so much bigger than anything that’s broken. 

Your life is about to change, and so is ours. You’ll become a part of our family – and we will become a part of yours. You will love our parents, and we will love yours. We will learn each other favorites. We will explore together. We will try new things. We will face fears. And we will make lots and lots of memories. 

Only God knows how long this journey we are going on together will be. But I already know – whether it’s a season or a lifetime – that we will love and cherish you forever. 

Love, 

Your future foster parents 

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