Wednesday, May 20, 2015

AGAPE (First Official Post)



My grandmother was a foster parent.  It was way before my time, but my mother has memories of growing up with foster children in the house, and in particular a set of twins that lived with them for an extended period of time.  I’ve always felt that urging to do the same, or perhaps even adopt.  It took me years to really come to peace with the fact that it was okay that I didn’t (Ahh. . . good old guilt)!  It takes a really special person to be soft enough to love and nurture but then hard enough to let go.  I’m so thankful that many of you reading this, fall into that category.

I think that’s what drew me to AGAPE and then ultimately to Bella in the first place – the ability to use my talents to forward a cause I’m passionate about.   All of you will be doing the same when you sign on for a booth or purchase a ticket for the day.  

One of the things I love about AGAPE is their determination to heal families.  The counseling center provides services for both children and adults in an effort to keep families together.  The organization is filled with people who are passionate about what they do.  Even Chandler Means, the Executive Director at Agape, is a foster parent to two little girls.  I assure you that it is not a job requirement, but rather a sign of his devotion.  

This is my first official post on our new site and I couldn’t think of a better way to start it off.  So much more coming soon.  

Jenni

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