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]:
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.