Anticipation, Hesitation and Scheduling OH MY!

I wasn’t going to post until after our orientation meeting, but my husband wrote about a couple of things on his mind and of course it triggered in my mind as well!  Not to mention the anticipation and excitement of officially starting this process tomorrow!  We are like two children on Christmas Eve filled with anticipation!

This past Sunday we saw our first bit of hesitation from our family. My niece, who is six, told us “No girls! I’m the only girl and if you get one, ship ‘em back!”  She also told us she has too many cousins, about a million of them.  I comforted her and explained to her that she will always have a huge and special place in her Auntie’s heart. That seemed to be all she needed to hear.  She is my god-daughter and I understood her sentiment.  I also welcomed the opportunity to help her process this journey and see it through her eyes.  One thing is for sure, she is a special little girl and she stole my heart the moment she was born!

Scheduling abounds… as an educator; we are in the season of scheduling our students for classes for the next school year.  At home we are busy scheduling all of the classes and requirements to become foster parents.  We are overjoyed with our agency and are excited to move forward and complete everything!  I mentioned earlier that we would have our orientation meeting this coming Thursday at which time we plan to turn in our official application!

As of today, our calendar is filled up with the three full day pre-service education courses, CPR/First Aid training and I am sure the rest of our days will be filled with room/ home preparations, our home study, medical health checks paperwork and anything else needed to be ready!   We are so excited, and I have to admit, this is where I become impatient… I long for that moment when we receive our first call!

Today I am reminded of, what has become my “life-verse”  Jeremiah 29:11 ~ “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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