Our paths are littered and stained with tears cried out inside a thousand nights, the lasting imprints of our courageous walk forward into the unknown.
The Foster Care journey is one so challenging that few can even comprehend it. Our roads are ever changing and we seem to have no map to follow. We are called to place our feet upon a road that requires us to constantly change while making choices based only on the obligation our hearts demand.
Look back at the path behind you and seek out what you have learned. From that knowledge you can now draw the courage it will take for you to keep on going. You did not give up. You reached within yourself and then reached out, you accepted, and you chose the directions that have in fact created the very person you are now.
If you are on your knees … you are growing taller.
If you are crying … you are getting stronger.
If you are choosing this challenge … you have already won.