Blessed are the barren,
the wombs that never bore
and the breasts that never nursed. Luke 23:29
A few have adopted.
Others have become foster parents.
Some have devoted their professional careers to working with children.
They've opened their hearts and homes so quickly and have found many ways to share their love and service to one of the most vulnerable populations - children. The constant selfless acts of love these friends have shared are felt by those closest to them, including by a humble bystander like me.
When I think about my friends who adopt, who foster care, and who will spend their entire lives devoted to bettering the lives of children, I'm not sad anymore. I'm grateful. I can't think of anyone better to care for God's tender mercies. To those who give their lives to others, especially to the children, may you be filled with peace, with hope, and always with love.