Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Home

home
hōm/
noun
  1. 1.
    the place where one lives permanently, esp. as a member of a family or household.
    "I was nineteen when I left home and went to college"
    synonyms:residence, place of residence, houseapartmentflatbungalow,cottageMore

  2. 2.
    an institution for people needing professional care or supervision.
    "an old people's home"
adjective
  1. 1.
    of or relating to the place where one lives.
    "I don't have your home address"


  2. 2.
    (of a sports team or player) belonging to the country or locality in which a sporting event takes place.
    "the home team"
adverb
  1. 1.
    to or at the place where one lives.
    "what time did he get home last night?"
verb
  1. 1.
    (of an animal) return by instinct to its territory after leaving it.
    "a dozen geese homing to their summer nesting grounds"
  2. 2.
    move or be aimed toward (a target or destination) with great accuracy.
    "more than 100 missiles were launched, homing in on radar emissions"
    synonyms:focus on, concentrate on, zero in on, center on, fix on



  3. This is home for most of us. The place we purchased, where we come to rest. Where we eat our dinners. Have our best arguments. Wear our ugliest most comfy clothing. Sleep like a baby, unless a baby resides in the same space.

But to many children this word doesn't have that sweet meaning it means to many of us.
To many children home is that place they were taken from in the middle of the night, where they used to see their brothers daily. Where mom was.
It's the space they currently now have to live in. So confused why they are even in this room. And who's toys are these?
And home is this place my fake parents brought me.
 "I guess I call her mom too?"

We are in the thick of fostering right now. Home changes for me. In good & sad ways. 

I know many of you have hearts for these children but are unable to for a variety of reasons.
This time of year can bring on some deep hurts, for the families in their empty homes because they're children were taken away and for the children who were taken away.
Will you pray for them? 
Yes, I am asking you to pray for the parents -- because whether you like it or not God has called you to pray for them.




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