Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday: A poem

A Poem for Foster Mom's and Dad's

There I sat, alone and afraid. You got a call and came right to my aid.
You bundled me up with blankets and love. And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug.
I learned that the world was not all that scary and cold. That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold. 
You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend. You loved me and healed me and became my first friend.
And just when I thought you'd done all you could do, There came along not one new lesson, but two.
First you said, "Sweetheart, you're ready to go. I've done all I can, and you've learned all I know."  
Then you bundled me up with a blanket and kiss. Along came a new family, they even have kids!
They took me to their home, forever to stay. At first I thought you sent me away.
 Then that second lesson became perfectly clear. No matter how far, you will always be near.
Bethany and Avery
And so, Foster Mom and Dad, you know I've moved on. I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.
But I'll never forget what I learned that first day. You never really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by. We may never meet again, and now I know why.
You'll remember I lived with you for a time. I may not be yours, but you'll always be mine.

I didn't write this, neither did my mom.  We don't really know who did, but we loved it and thought we'd share.  Remember all those without homes this Holiday Season... Do what you can to help: Foster, Volunteer, Donate, Adopt.

Thanks to everyone who opens their home to foster dogs... and to those who adopt... may you celebrate the lives you've saved!


  1. What a beautiful poem and wonderful thoughts to remember.

    Thanks for sharing...

    pawhugs, Max

  2. Such a luverly post today Corbin! Your mom and dad ROCK!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  3. Crying....such a sweet poem! Corbin, you are such a good foster brother, and you have the BEST foster mom and dad!

  4. Hey Corbin!
    Wow, this is an amazing poem. It is so sweet and loving. I was adopted and I sure hope lots of peeps out there foster/adopt/rescue etc etc etc. Thank you for the great post.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  5. OK Corbin, you made her cry... She said to tell you that this was a "wonderful post." Sheesh. When are you gonna do snow zoomie things???

    -Bart and Ruby (the rescue)

  6. Our mom is all kinds of leaky too! How beautiful. We are all rescues here so this has really special meaning. Come over if you get a chance and see our news!


    Mr. Nubbin'

  7. Nice :D
    Merry Christmas!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  8. I have no words fur this super pawum. SIGH
    {{{{{{ SIGH }}}}}}

  9. What a lovely poem, it made me all misty eyed. Happy holidays Corbin! You and your mom do a world of good!

  10. So sweet! It's amazing how many you have fostered!

  11. I needs some KLEENEX!!!!!!!!


  12. Such a beautiful poem. And you are such a big part of it. Roxy came from a wonderful foster mother...our hats are off to you!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  13. You've had some beautiful fosters there. I'm so glad there are people like your pawrents in this world to help foster dogs and kittehs when they really need it most.

  14. What a wonderful poem! Your mom and dad are the best, Corbin!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  15. Love the poem and even more the pictures!

    I've passed on the Liebster AND Kreative Blogger to you. Thanks for being such a great blog!

  16. You needed to give a tissue alert with this one,Corbin.That was just beautiful and how appropriate for you and your family.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  17. Thank you for everything you have done to foster and help them doggies find their furever homes.

    Corbin, you must be the best big brother that anyone could ever ask for. :)

  18. A lovely poem. Happy holidays!!!

  19. Wonderful poem you found Corbin!!! Thanks for sharing. Made our eyes water. Love the pictures too!

  20. What a furry wonderful poem!!
    We hope you guys have a Merry Christmas :)

    - Brandon

  21. Awww that was just lovely :)

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

  22. Oh no, Mommy has the wet stuff running down her face! Before adopting Ebby we were fostering and she cried and cried when she had to let the fosters go. But this poem is so true...without the fosters, these innocent dogs wouldn't have the chance to find a forever home. Thank you for doing all you do! Merry Christmas!

  23. Hey Corbin!
    Wishing your pack a very, very, happy Christmas and a magical 2012!
    Grr and a Merry Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend