To anyone who has ever said they could never foster…

In honor of the Oklahoma Call to Action day (along with National Child Abuse Prevention and then Foster Care Awareness Month coming up)…


To anyone who has ever said they could never foster…


If and when you lose a foster child,

As hard as it may be,

You won’t think,

“Gee, I wish I loved on that kid less.”

Because once you cross that line from detached caregiver to loving parent –

The line that, once crossed, binds your heart to theirs –

You won’t regret anything.

A love like that makes you go through fires willingly,

Realizing that whatever that child needs you would gladly give it…

Even if it means ultimately giving away a piece of your heart.


Therefore, I vow to love these children with my whole heart,

Because whatever pieces I may lose, I know God can and will replace them.

And I would rather have a patchwork heart,

Molded and shaped by the Master Creator,

Than a stiff heart too scared to love.



~ by Dusty Crabtree - Author of Shadow Eyes on April 20, 2017.

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