Monday, July 22, 2013

Foster Teen Update

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.  
~ Mother Teresa

Our foster teen is now someone else's foster teen.  Good friends of ours from Guatemala offered to let her live with them until her 18th birthday.  She's been spending her days with them while I'm at work for the last few weeks and they have gotten to know and care about each other.  

We're good friends with the family.  I take the daughter to singing lessons every Saturday and the son and I are learning how to write computer video games together - so I'll still see the teen regularly.  :)

I feel humbled by the family's generosity.  They don't have much room in their trailer and they don't have much money.  But the parents know what it's like to come to this country alone and try to build a new life for yourself, while helping your family in your home country.  And so when they saw someone who needed help, they just said "Yes."  

I asked a lot of people for help - most of whom are economically in better shape than this family.  Everyone else had some reason to say no...  

Heck, when you get right down to it, we are only willing to be Plan B, not Plan A.  :(

(Hence the humbled feeling.)  

I will never forget the generosity and love of this family.  They are my heroes.  


  1. This is so sweet and generous of them!

    1. I agree, Jenny! The world would be a much better place if there were more people like this family...

  2. I, too, have noticed people giving when they have not much. Sometimes it's heart-rending.

    1. Isn't that interesting? Why do you suppose this is? Makes me feel ashamed of myself...