Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We're Done! almost..

Posted by Mandy at 10:24 AM
Finally.. our last parenting class last night. Whew! We made it through! One major step completed on our mission to become foster parents. And now, for the rest of the story.

I feel overwhelmed with what I have left to do. Every person in our house has to have a physical (that will take an entire day.), Clayton and I have to redo our TB tests due to new state standards, Clayton has to make up the CPR/First Aid training course that he missed, we have to finish getting everything in the house ready for our Home Study on July 26... and it feels like a million other things! So much done.. so much left to do.

Our last class was the best, by far! We had a panel of people, from DHS workers to adoptive parents to foster parents - and we got to ask them anything we wanted. They shared a lot with us about their experiences, and I left feeling a lot better about everything. They didn't sugar-coat it, but for me, just seeing other real-life people doing this makes it seem more do-able for us.

So, we're getting there. I'm not sure how much longer we'll be waiting for all of this stuff to get done so that our home can be open, but we're definitely closer to that day than we were 3 months ago. I feel patient some days... like the more time that we wait the more time we'll have to get ready. Other days it feels so anticlimactic to have done all of this and still be waiting. God's timing...

On another note - we started our morning at the ER today because my three year old swallowed a large rock from his big sister's rock collection. He barely got it down, was in a lot of pain, and scared the crap out of me. Second ER trip ever with a child... second time it was HIM that had to go. The X-Ray showed it in his stomach so now we just wait and see. Praying he can pass it! I do not want my baby cut into...

He decided to top the morning fun off by somehow getting into a major pile of ants once we got home and went outside to play. Him screaming and me beating his feet with the shirt I just took off of him probably was more than enough of a scene to get DHS called on us... that would be a red-flag for sure. "ER in the morning.. beating him in the street later.. nix these folks." Thankfully Mr. Curly Head is all good at the moment. I told him that he was FOR SURE taking a nap today because I couldn't handle worrying about him anymore for the day. Good grief.

5 comments:

Endless Love ~ Amazing Grace on Wednesday, 30 June, 2010 said...

what I learned from the whole process is that you are hurrying up to wait!!!LOL well, not really LOL because it really is so long and drawn out. BUT, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel, an end to this chapter, and the hurrying up to wait will be a precious experience!

Mandy on Wednesday, 30 June, 2010 said...

You are so right! I feel like we're constantly being rushed to finish one step.. just to sit and wait on them for the next.

Nina @ Momma Go Round on Wednesday, 30 June, 2010 said...

OMG, I'm so sorry to hear about your ER trip! I can't imagine how scary that must be. Hoping it will all end well!

Jen on Wednesday, 30 June, 2010 said...

LOL, not laughing at you, but with you. You know that's just about normal around here! Good job being as "done" as you are. We always laugh about some of those moments with the kids, especially when it involves one of the fosters. When it's all over we look back at it and laugh, thinking, "go ahead, call the county to take this child...we ARE the county, if they had a better home available they would have been in it" said as only one who is inside the fp lifestyle can.

Mandy on Thursday, 01 July, 2010 said...

lol Jen!!! Very good point!

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