It’s the first day of winter, and across the country thousands of travelers are stranded because of the snowy conditions in the middle of the country. I’ve been watching the news and seeing the anguish on people’s faces as they are told, “No, you can’t go home.”
This touches a nerve as I think about the 500,000 children in foster care, who hear those same words all the time: “You can’t go home.”
Thank goodness for wonderful foster parents, and for all the volunteers across the nation who have brought cheer to kids in care. The “Adopt and Angel” group in Walnut Creek, California has done something amazing:
“This year 400 PMI ‘angels’ wrapped and donated a truck full of 700 gifts for children in foster and group homes, and the PMI Foundation contributed an additional $1,700 for the purchase of food, clothing, toys, and other items. This combined contribution was the largest by a corporate partner participating in the Adopt an Angel program in the county.”
This kind of news does my heart good.
When my youngest sister joined our family as a foster child, she arrived at our home 10 days before Christmas. She was just four years old at the time and had no idea why we had a tree inside our house! This year I’ll be spending Christmas with her… she’s grown up now and she’s in college!
It’s a season of miracles. May your holidays be filled with peace.
For the children,