Songs like, “I’ll be Home for Christmas” ”Up on the House Top” and “We wish you a Merry Christmas” all tell of the happiness of being home for Christmas.
For many the highlight of Christmas is family. The Highlight is spending time with their family and sharing memories.
When children have been placed in a foster home, spending time together with mom and family is controlled and directed by others. It is often based on the foster family’s schedule, or the CPS case manager’s schedule or transportations schedule.
This year some of our B2H kids are home with mom for the first time in several years.
This year when they wake up on Christmas morning, they will be there with their mom, not in a foster home.
They will be able to open their gifts on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Morning, which ever they choose, because they won’t just be visiting mom on Christmas, but be there with her in her home, free to celebrate Christmas the way they choose.
They will be able to help mom decide what they will have for dinner and when they will eat it because this year they live with mom every day and are part of her everyday life.
Because their mom has chosen to be part of The Bridge to Hope, she has been able to provide a safe, happy home for her children to be with her. She has worked hard to show that she can be and is a responsible mother for her children.
We are so happy to have a part in the lives of these families and see the joy that Christmas brings as they celebrate together as a family with Christmas programs and activities and sharing the joy of Christmas together.
Christmas, it mean being with family. Thank you to all who support The Bridge to Hope, where mothers rebuild their lives and families wake up on Christmas morning, together.
Written by Evogene Stephens, team member from Bethany Bible Church