Step 2: Be available when they have a baby placed in their care and need two days of help each week.
Step 3: Love up on that baby.
Meet baby A.
From birth, I got to snuggle, smell, rock, feed, burp, and kiss this little gift from God twice a week.
He's six weeks old now and yesterday went to his forever home. I miss him so.
I cannot explain what a privilege it is to care for a tiny being that isn't my own. I felt a little guilty soaking up his newborn smell and sounds, knowing that his mama (whoever that will be) should have this time. But I do know that ALL bonding is good bonding and he had much of it! I shared him with anyone I was with who needed some of that sweet baby. He was cuddled and prayed over by countless mamas. Babies really are good for the soul.
"...it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.”
― Charles Dickens