Thursday, March 4, 2010

Not soon enough

Boy, I am impatient! (are you just figuring this out too, or have you known for a while).

Our Impact class was great! Draining - there was a LOT to learn. But amazing, nonetheless. I, of course, want a child NOW. Craig, thank God, is a lot more rational about this. He's the more level-headed of the two of us, especially when it comes to something like this. I just want to gather all of the hurting kids & bring them home. Craig wants to think, discuss & pray before hand. I am SO blessed that God balances us.

We did get a call yesterday from Bethany saying that our Impact certificates were on the way, along with our home study packet. Of course, now I'm sitting at a window stalking watching for the mail person. I'm even contemplating if we need to frame our certificates. Insane, I know.

There's still a LOT we need to do before we can officially open our home. We need to complete the home study packet; discuss relationships with parents, siblings, spouse; decide what age group; how many children; are we willing to take a sibling group; what type of abused child are we open to; would we be willing to foster a multicultural child. Then we, as a couple & family, need to REALLY talk about the changes this will bring to our family. After that is the home visit, FBI/GBI background check... YIKES!

None of that has put a damper on my excitement. I'm just as excited today as I was back in December when we first began this journey. And I know I'll be even MORE excited a month from now as we see what God has in store for us.

Thanks for sharing this journey with us & your support. It really helps knowing that we have people in our lives who are behind us.

Many blessings,
Allison

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

This is really exciting! I can't wait to meet you tomorrow and look forward to getting to know you more!