“Each day we make deposits into the memory banks of our children.” Charles R. Swindoll

This quote is SO true! So much more so in the lives of our Foster Children.  They come to us so filled up with negative deposits, concerning their own worth and importance in this life, that they are totally sold out to that negative picture deposited into them. We, as foster parents have to make a conscious effort to daily, withdraw these negative deposits by replacing them with positive ones. Make time every day to do something fun with your child.  Tickling and cuddling should be at the top of our to-do-list for each day.


About Helouise Steenkamp

I'm a 45 plus, Devoted Wife and Mother. Adonai has blessed us with two Amazingly Wonderful Sons. We have had the privilege of being Place of Safety parents for 1 1/2 years and there after foster parents to a Darling Princess for 5 years. She was reconciled with her biological parents in Dec'14. Our hearts are still aching from the loss, but we know that as we trust Adonai with our salvation, so we can trust Him with her future. We welcomed our new 4 year old foster child on 05JUN'15.
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2 Responses to Deposits

  1. This is so true! Even the smallest moments of fun/loving make positives impacts these kiddos so desperatly need.

    I have so enjoyed your (English) posts. Keep up the awesome works!

    • Helouise Steenkamp says:

      Thank you so much for your comment. It has really motivated me today! I appreciate the feedback. Have a fab day! (PS: I fully agree with your e-mail title … Fostering is a calling!)

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