My husband and I are currently going through the process to become foster parents. Last night was our very first training. I’m more nervous about it than ever. She discussed a lot of the basics and was incredibly honest about how tough it was going to be. In my head, I’m thinking to myself, “Do I have enough time for this? Can I be a wife, teacher, student, and mom all at the same time? Am I ready for that?” At the very end of the training, the trainer had us flip to the last page in our packet, which included this:
A hundred years from now… it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a CHILD.
I’ve heard this saying a million times over my lifetime (sometimes in different variations), but it really makes me think about not only the impact I can make as a foster mom, but the impact I can make as a teacher. I also have to remind myself that there are women every day- SUPERHEROES- that are wives, teachers, students, and moms. If they can do it, can’t I?