It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I can hear the song in my head as I’m writing this. The hap, hap happiest season of all…or at least it is for many of us. However, while we are busily making merry and bright, please don’t lose sight of the fact that some are not. You never know what others are going through and for some it is hard to get in the Christmas spirt especially for kids that are lingering in the foster care system. Images of perfect families and amazing times are all over tv and everyone’s social media. We’ve all heard that comparison is a thief and this is often a hard pill to swallow. Perfect is a hard standard to measure up to. I ask that this season more than ever you pray by name for these kids and their future forever families. Pray for kindness and peace. Our hope is that these kids feel the possibilities, the joy and the love this Christmas season. Know that they are wanted and valuable and perfect in God’s eyes. The gifts you have provided will be wonderful and so uplifting for their spirits. I would also like to encourage you, if you are able to give locally, as well. I walked by a Salvation Army Angel tree this week that was full of names and my heart broke because every piece of paper on that tree has a story and a need. I’m still so moved by all of y’all’s generosity to our #ForeverFamilyFriday. You have helped make a difference! Again…thank you so very much! Ok…Let me please introduce you to Anna. She needs our help!
Anna is 16 years old and lives in Tennessee. She is caring and enjoys connecting with others. Shopping, going to the zoo, doing crafts and getting her nails done are things she likes to do. She likes animals. And blowing bubbles! Oh goodness…that makes me happy. Anna said she makes friends easily and enjoys school. Sonic burgers are a favorite. She would like a forever family that will love her and take care of her. She deserves that! Can you help? Do you know someone who can? Please inquire at americaskidsbelong.org or DM us at @mihfoundation!