“Mom, can you put my cape on me?” is a question I hear many a morning from a brave little 3-year-old. This little guy has been through more in just three short years than many of us will ever experience. Yet he knows he is “cape-worthy” and he asks with pride to wear his cape week after week.
Foster parents are heroes. Foster parents are cape-worthy. But, our capes are invisible to the world. You see, foster parents don’t “suit up” every morning; they “show up” every day in the life of children. They “show up” for children who desperately need them, children who need their love, kindness, understanding, wisdom and patience; children who are not looking for their cape, but their arms.
To these children your super powers show up in the books you read, the homework you help them with, or the meal you serve them.
I am so proud to serve alongside these everyday, invisible, cape – worthy heroes. These are the people I lean on, laugh with, cry with, and know will always “get it.” We help each other with advice, resources, babysitting or simply by just listening.
You know what would go great with that smile of yours? AN INVISIBLE CAPE!