All I Want for Christmas…

Written by Scott

Topics: Family

…is something that I can’t have, at least right now.  Allow me a minute to explain the trigger.

One of our family Christmas readings this year is this book, What Child is This?:

(If you’ve never read, you need to….it’s well worth it…plus it’ll help you understand this post a bit more).

The book, as you probably figured out, has something to do with Christmas. In this case, the intertwined stories of several young people, including two that are foster kids. I won’t give away the ending, partly because it’s been a few years since we’ve read it and I don’t exactly remember the details, but partly because you do need to still read it.

Anyway, back to my point. And eventually this post. This book hits me hard because I spent some time in the foster care system growing up. So I can relate to many parts of the book. Too many.

So what do I want for Christmas that I can’t have right now? Simple, yet immense: for us to have the room and income to foster and adopt. There are far too many children without a stable, loving family.

But with the business still in start-up mode–yet growing–and having moved recently and the effect it will have on our credit, this is a dream deferred…