Many of us will celebrate the "Mom's" in our lives this Mother's Day with flowers, sweets, and cards. We will share our memories of those who have been "Mom's" to us. As we honor and salute those who have nurtured us I want to give special thanks to our Foster Moms, who nurture, teach, care and love the broken furry souls that come to us every day. All of our foster mom's accept their furry foster with open hearts and homes on top of crazy work, family and life commitments. They love our fosters enough to say NO, to clean up "messes", to teach manners and to care. So today we send a hearty THANK YOU to all Mom's but specifically to our rock star Foster moms!
Dear Foster Mom
DEAR FOSTER MOM:
There I sat, alone and afraid,
You got a call and came right to my aid.
You bundled me up with blankets and love,
And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug.
I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold,
That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold.
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend,
You loved me and healed me and became my first friend.
And just when I thought you'd done all you do,
There came along not one new lesson, but two.
First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go,
I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know."
Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss,
Along came a new family, they even have kids!
They took me to their home, forever to stay,
At first I thought you sent me away.
Then that second lesson became perfectly clear,
No matter how far, you will always be near.
And so, Foster Mom, you know I've moved on,
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.
But I'll never forget what I learned that first day,
You never really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by,
We may never meet again, and now I know why.
You'll remember I lived with you for a time,
I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine.