Monday, June 8, 2015

That little piece of paper...

that is all we're waiting on!  We have completed our hours (and hours!) of PRIDE training, loads of paperwork and had two home visits.  As soon as our license shows up in the mail, we are officially foster parents!

When our licensing specialist was finishing up our final home visit, she mentioned that she has a sibling pair that might need a new placement.  So, we are waiting to hear for sure about those kiddos. The more days that I have to think about them, the more excited and nervous I am getting. It is nowhere near a definite thing yet, but I will be disappointed if they don't come to us.

I pray for our family, our future foster kids, and for help knowing the right path to take every day.  I have so many fears (which I hope is normal) about how well we will be able to transition into our new "normal".  I am scared of how it will change us, especially our marriage and Reeve. As scared as I am, though, I know it's what we're supposed to do.  I read on another blog that we need to not think of it as getting a child for our family, but giving a child a family. I am doing my best to keep that thought in my mind- these kids need a family, love, security, safety.  I hope we can do that for kids.