4. It is worth it.
When we lost our foster son, I was devastated. For weeks I would picture him waking up and crying for me when I wasn’t there to comfort him. And I would cry. I wondered if it was worth the pain. I wondered if I had made any difference in his life in the two short months we had him. I wondered if I would be able to open my heart to another child.
But then I realized I was looking at it from the wrong perspective. I was looking at all I had to go through in two months for this helpless little boy. I was looking at the fact that he probably wouldn’t even remember all I had done for him since he was a baby. But that was the wrong way to look at it. The truth is, each moment he cried and had me there to comfort him was the only moment that existed to my little boy. For two months of his life, he was able to feel my love. I was upset two months of love wasn’t enough, but now I realize that one moment of true love is the entire world to a crying baby.
And you know what? If my pain can give the entire world to a child, it’s worth it. After all, isn’t that what God did for us?
John Prather is a Hollywood actor, model, and author of the critically-acclaimed novel, “The Nephilim Virus.” He has been featured in TV series such as Scream Queens on Fox as well as WWE Raw. His commercial work has included ads for FedEx, Old Navy, Burger King, and Ruffles, in addition to various other major corporations. As a model, he has been featured in national magazines such as People, GQ, Men’s Health, as well as on the cover of Muscle and Fitness magazine, among others. John and his wife recently celebrated the birth of twins, and hope to adopt their foster daughter very soon. For more information, visit http://www.JohnTPrather.com.
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