26 June 2008 ~ 0 Comments

RFKC Part Four – Saying Goodbye…Again


On the last day of Royal Family Kids Camp, I was getting things
ready for the final object lesson and Bible story at the amphitheater. 
I was walking by the basketball when one of the kids started to talk to
me.  He went on to say he didn't want to go home, and I knew it was
time to stop and sit down.

He told me that in the past year he
had moved five times.  Every time he loses all of his friends, and it
feels like that is just happening all over again this week.  He said
he's moved about five times every year.
My heart sank.
He didn't
think he could come next year cause he wouldn't be in the foster care
system anymore.  I understand it takes awhile to get out even if you're
adopted or return home, so we still might see him.

He shared a
few other things too.  But that was the stuff that really got me.  The
idea of uprooting and leaving all the friends and family you know every
2-3 months.  It really is painful.  It really does affect them.  And
this situation isn't uncommon.

It's hard to know what to say to
that.  He admitted that he was glad that he came.  But that gives you a
little glimpse into the heart of a ten year old little foster boy.

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