Yesterday, Hannah and I met with her first foster mom and 2 of her daughters, 2 grandchildren and new foster baby. We met at Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock, NC (an amusement park-tourist attraction in the NC mountains). Thomas the Train was the attraction, but seeing this family again was the highlight of our day.
We owe so much to this family. They took our daughter in as a baby until we were able to meet her and adopt her. They showered her with love, compassion and the acceptance that she needed. I have seen so many children in the foster system that have not had that early experience and it really does effect how they view the world. Even though Hannah does have some sensory needs, she knows that she is loved and accepted and we are so thankful that she has had that experience from the day she was born.
My prayer is that we will continue to give her that sense of acceptance and that she will always know that she is loved, even when the challenges come, that we will be able to show her that she is a beautiful child of God…always showing us His love, grace and compassion.
Thank you, Greene family, for being and showing Jesus to our child. This is where the chord of three strands is so evident….and will not be broken.
We love you all!
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in, …..
The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth,
whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me’.
— Matthew 25:35,40