For Good

My favorite thing to listen to on Pandora is Broadway music. Every time the song “Changed for Good” from Wicked comes on, I think of our foster kids.

I have definitely been changed for the better because of the children that came into our lives. And I have no doubt that they came into our life for a reason. We might never know exactly what those reasons were, or why things turned out they way they did.  One thing I do know, though, is that I am a better person because of knowing them. All nine of our foster kids, no matter how long they were with us, touched our lives. We will never forget them and will always be grateful for the experiences we had with them. Being a foster mom taught me so much. I learned so much about myself, my strengths and weaknesses, the kind of mom I want to be, my priorities, how to communicate with my spouse…the list could go on and on. I am so grateful for the opportunities I had to be changed for good.

FOR GOOD

I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most, to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you…
Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes the sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend…
Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
But because I knew you

Because I knew you

I have been changed for good