Good Day, Company Girls!
It's a very rainy and mild day in my part of Canada today...although it's suppose to drop to freezing later on today! At least we're getting rid of the last bits of snow!
Last night I received a wonderful phone call. There is a young man who has been friends with my eldest daughter since they were both in highschool. I always thought that he was very nice, although he had a pretty rough time. You see, he was a foster child....it's one thing to be a foster kid when you're little but he was a teen....not easy. We happen to have a very easy phone number to remember and so last night he called....he lives quite far away...in Calgary....and he was looking to say hi with eldest daughter and needed her phone number...so, we chatted for awhile. I was really touched because he said that being a foster child was a very positive thing in his life! Now, as a former foster parent for 19 years, this just warmed the cockles of my heart. You always like to think that you had a positive influence in the kids lives (no, he wasn't in our home).....you like to know that you've made a difference....a good difference. As a foster parent you can see when a child is removed from a bad situation that it's good for him...you can see, if there are other children left in that bad situation and it didn't go well for them..then you can also see that it was a good thing for that child......but it's very unusual for the child to see it!