my 'safe baby' training was awesome
it just made me more passionate about caring for a foster child (if that was even possible)
i now have my first aid certificate - i hope i never have to use it
i got a call today while i was over at a friends house
it was august
she let me know that our home study was approved by the different levels in the ministry! :)
she said she will mail it to us - have us sign it and then mail it back to them.
they will then assign us a social worker, sign a contract and we are open and available to accept a child.
accept she said ...in your case the placement workers already know about you and you may receive a call from them before your contract is signed. normally we don't like to do that but in this case if there is a baby or toddler who comes into care they can call you for a placement.
that means (potentially) we could get a call at anytime day or night and have a child.
we are ready.
i know that this is the calm before the crazy and our world is going to get rocked in a good way but also in a hard way. i am not naive and i know the challenges this will bring. but we are ready. this is where and what we are supposed to be doing. i have never felt stronger knowing we are doing what god has called us to do.
this chapter is opening and i cant wait to find out what is in store for us - the good and the bad the ups and the downs.
our hearts can only grow bigger and stronger.
we are ready!