Last night was our licensing agency's foster parent appreciation banquet. It's a nice night out with your spouse (if you have one) with dinner and awards to show how much we are appreciated as foster parents. We love our agency and especially our FDS! It's amazing to be part of agency where it seems like everyone on the staff is so talented at what they do and truly do care about foster parents. :) We won this "shining star" award this year!
As hubby and I were talking (in a QUIET car!) on the way there we were discussing Baby's case and talking about shining light into the dark places. Much like roaches or some other nasty thing like that...when light is shone on someone's dark places they want to hide and cower. They create masks to wear to cover that darkness or simply just flee from you. Interestingly enough, one of the speakers was talking about just that! Letting our lights SHINE to those dark places of foster care where people would rather not go. "Hide it under a bushel? NO!! I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!"