Monthly Archives: February 2021

Life’s Scars

They say the world is round, and yet

I often think it square,
So many little hurts we get
From corners here and there.
But one great truth in life I’ve found,
While journeying to the West-
The only folks who really wound
Are those we love the best.

The man you thoroughly despise
Can rouse your wrath, ’tis true;
Annoyance in your heart will rise
At things mere strangers do;
But those are only passing ills;
This rule all lives will prove;
The rankling wound which aches and thrills
Is dealt by hands we love.

The choicest garb, the sweetest grace,
Are oft to strangers shown;
The careless mien, the frowning face,
Are given to our own.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.

Love does not grow on every tree,
Nor true hearts yearly bloom.
Alas for those who only see
This cut across a tomb!
But, soon or late, the fact grows plain
To all through sorrow’s test:
The only folks who give us pain
Are those we love the best.

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Foster Care Week 2021

It’s that time of year again!!

During February 14 – 20, 2021 we will observe Foster Care Week 2021 under the theme ‘Every Child Needs a Family’.

The observance forms part of the agency’s effort to heighten awareness and inspire greater participation in the programme.

A part of our activities this year is the Regional Foster Parent Recruitment Competition. Beginning this Sunday, through to March 31, the regions will face off in a head-to-head battle for the 2021 Foster Care Trophy. The region with the most completed foster care applications (including all required documents) above 10, will be crowned the winner. There will also be a prize for the officer (any officer) who brings in the most applications.

Yuh ready!??!!

See 2021 FCW activities below