Expressing her joy about her expanding family at a recent event for our foster families, one little girl shared with us: "I'm thankful that we got these babies. And I'm so thankful that they share my heart and that they feel like a shining star to me."

This simple expression of a child's gratitude sums up so much of what makes the holiday season special. It's sharing thankfulness for the people in your life and caring for them. It's laughter and love. It's time spent together. And it's family--big, small, near, far.

It's a little girl opening her heart to other children and loving them like family.

This feeling of expanding love and shared joy is something that ACH is able to give to families and children every day. Thank you for making that possible.

May you and yours have a wonderful holiday!