Monday, December 31, 2012

The Climb

"Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side.
It's the climb...."

I know it's just a silly Miley Cyrus song to some...but I really love the song.
To me, it's inspiring.
It reminds me of the process I'm going through now.
I had my second/final home-study visit. I think it went well.
We had a lot to talk about and it was all thought-provoking...
It all gave me things to think about, but nothing really new to me:values, family,
how I was raised, why I want to foster. 

Of course, there are still a few more loose ends to be turned in in terms of paper work, but
my home-finder told me she would write it up Monday (today) and then
at some point in the middle of the week, she would come over for the rest of the papers, 
I would sign off on the contract...
and then...
our home will be opened.

I have been praying every night for the child who will come to our home...
for her, my daughter, and for me.
For our new family. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Home for the Holidays

Happy Holidays to you!
We are having a most peaceful holiday at home, just the way we like it!

I do believe in angels and I always tell my daughter she does not have to be
afraid of anything, because angels protect us. My beloved mother and my 
grandfather are my angels. I know I have others around, too.

So, when I found this candle on a thrift-store holiday treasure hunt, I knew I would give
it to my girl to open under the tree. She loves it.

Friday, is my second and final home-study to certify to foster. I will give my home-finder the rest of the paper work and I believe there will be a long interview process. I'm nervous, but hopeful.

Me and my daughter were both hoping we would have the newest addition here for 
the holidays. But it is in God's time. 
I am still trusting the call, trusting the process - 

...and still very happily excited for it all.

Blessings and Love to all.