Bella Wishes A Happy Foster’s Day to All Foster Mothers and Fathers

This coming Sunday, May 12th is Mother’s Day.  It is a day set aside so that we can  recognize and honor all pawrents for the role they have in giving life and nurturing the young, as the cycle of birth – growth – death has repeated for generations since time began. We always think of it in the context of our own pawrents, own children and our own relatives; however, there are some pawrents that are different and special beings: foster pawrents. Unrelated by blood, yet the connection between the Fosters and those they have fostered is just as golden. There is a poem posted on the Southern California Pomeranian Rescue website [Tear Jerker Alert: get tissue box now]:

Bella and her Mommy

A POEM TO MY FOSTER DOG
By Diane Morgan

I am the bridge,
Between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life.

I am made of mush,
Because my heart melted when I saw you,
Matted and sore, limping, depressed
Lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.

For one little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand.
I will love you with my whole heart.
I will make you whole.

I am made of steel.
Because when the time comes,
When you are well, and sleek,
when your eyes shine,
And your tail wags with joy
Then comes the hard part.

I will let you go-not without a tear,
But without a regret.
For you are safe forever–
A new dog needs me now.

This is my special “Thank You” to all the Foster Mommies and Daddies out there who have taken in a homeless pup to foster. You have given life by extending one that was nearly extinguished because there was no home for it. You have nurtured life by taking in one that was nearly lost and gave it room to run and play. You have given in an immeasurable way, shared burdens that cannot be weighed and experienced joys that cannot be described. There have been battles with health problems, some lost  and some won. Without you, the foster pawrent, there would not be as many lives saved and now living in happy homes.

This I know:  There is a beautiful place in Heaven for Foster Parents.

Bella says Thanks to all the foster mom and dads

Love,

Bella

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4 Comments

  1. Yes, A Box of Tissue is needed in deed! I believe it takes a very special person to Foster…All my love goes out to those that do this! Julia & Boo

  2. Mother’s day is a calendar day spread throughout the world, celebrated in honor of mother, of motherhood and mothers ‘ social influence. There is no single day of the year capable of bringing together all the States in which the event is celebrated Happy Mother’s Day to the Mother of All Mothers, Mother Earth thank you for caring for us, your children. Without your care and intervention, and your vibrancy, we would not be able to sustain ourselves. With respectful love to our Mother, I love and respect you beyond measure. I am in awe of your ever loving kindness. So from a small voice on your planet I say, “I love you.”

  3. Bella…I have a Isabella who looks like you. She is fiesty and sweet and soooo cute. Thanks for your story.

  4. Bella is so adorable! Is she full grown. Does her main around her face have to be trimmed to keep it so full and even?

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