Why would someone purposefully step into heartbreak? Why would they intentionally sacrifice time, money, and emotional/physical margin to care for strangers in need?
Sharing a piece of her unconventionally beautiful story at The Messy Table, as well as reminding us of true things, is Heather Van Wormer—a wife, foster mama (with a biological sweetie on the way), and pastor at Life.Church.
Several years ago, Heather chose to brave unchartered waters as a single foster mom. That decision not only impacted the kiddos—and the parents of the kiddos—she has fostered, but it’s also changed her.
“It’s going to be hard, but every ounce of heartbreak is worth it.” —Heather Van Wormer
Don’t miss this inspiring episode on The Messy Table Podcast!
The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis and David Cross
The Connected Parent by Karyn Purvis and Lisa Qualls
Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof
100 Days to Brave (Devotional) by Annie F. Downs
How Every Christian Can Immediately Help with Foster Care by Dr. Deb Shropshire
Why So Many of Your Friends Are Foster Parents by Taylor Ketron
Watch: Why Didn’t God Answer my Prayer? with Pastor Craig Groeschel
CONNECT WITH HEATHER, JENN, AND THE MESSY TABLE PODCAST ON INSTAGRAM
Interested in more episodes where we chat about fostering? Check out Ep. 58 with Britanie Ramirez [Becoming Fosters], Ep. 84 with Tara White [Losing Control + Gaining Perspective], and Ep. 101 with Dr. Deb Shropshire [The Impact of Everyday Heroes].