I don't know if this has been posted here before but I thought that it was a good reminder of why we choose to foster a dog...and then let them go
To My Foster Mom...
You bundled me up with blankets and love.
When I needed it most, you gave me a hug.
I learned that the world was not all scary and cold.
That sometimes there's 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 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."
You bundled me up with a blanket and kiss.
Then came a new family; they even have kids!
They took me home, forever to stay.
At first I thought that you sent me away.
Then lesson two became perfectly clear.
No matter how far, you will always be near.
And so, Foster Mom, you know I've moved on.
I have a new home, with toys and a lawn.
I'll never forget what I learned that first day.
You don't really give your fosters away.
You gave me these thoughts to remember you by.
We may not 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.