We have a beautiful 4 year old in foster care since she was 13 months old, and have two amazing biological sons aged 18 and 14 years of age. However having recently added an 11 year old girl to mix, I’m sure you can only imagine the testosterone and hormones flying around our house!
Please don’t get me wrong my sons and foster daughters are really trying to accommodate each other, but ‘pew’ going through the adaption phase and having to constable arguments, bickering and mood swings cause me as a parent to feel completely inadequate. Self doubt such as “Who am I kidding? I can’t even properly control my own children or be the best parent in the world for them, who am I to think that I can bring up other people’s children?” was soon to kick in.
Then recently I came to the realization that … “I did not become a foster parent because I thought myself to be the best parent in the world; But because I wanted to at least try to be as good a parent as I can be to those that want me to be theirs!”
May you also come to the full realization that even with our shortcomings and mistakes; we are parent enough for them that God has entrusted to us!