T told me after his visit with his mom and brothers today that he was sad. I asked him what was making him feel that way and he said, “I’m sad because everyone always leaves me.” I turned the car off and turned around in my seat. “Oh T,” I said, “I’m so sorry you feel like everyone always leaves you.” I know someone who will NEVER leave you.” He looked up at me skeptical and unknowing. “God loves you so much T! He sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross for you. He is the ONE who will never leave you. All you have to do is call out the name Jesus and He is right there. He is holding your hand, sitting beside you and He wants a relationship with you.” T put his head down. He looked at his pants and fiddled with his book. I didn’t say anything else. Neither did he. I turned the car back on and we drove home in silence. Heavy stuff, foster care. He is right, the “people” here on earth who were supposed to take care of him have always left him. My hope is that T will find a personal relationship with Jesus and have that to hold onto his entire life!