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
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.