For most people, Thanksgiving is a time where families get together and give thanks.
|Chris and Shelly Olson stand on their dock on Lake Gobel with their three children and three foster children in this 2016 photo. (Submitted photo)|
If Shelly and Chris Olson were to gather everyone who has lived with their family for dinner Thursday, it might exceed the entire population of the city of South Haven.
The Olsons, who are the fourth-generation of Chris' family to live on the farm south of South Haven, have three children of their own. For the last 16 years, they have also been foster parents, opening their home to nearly 200 children whose early years haven't gone according to plan, and are in temporary need of a safe, loving place to live.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017