Over the past few weeks we have made much progress on the process to become foster parents. My grandparents were in a weekend and were super nice and bought us some items we needed, Buck's bought us a crib, my mom helped me shop and bought some bedding and then Buck's mom helped us paint. Also a huge thanks to my best friend Cindy for the box of kitchen goodies she sent and to my sister, Stephen and Hallie for the many things they have given and mailed to us! The room looks wonderful and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!
We are still waiting on our fire/health inspection and then we have officially completed the process. All we have to do is wait around until May 20 and then they will be able to place children in our home. There are lots of reason of why May 20 but that was the last official word from Buckner. The cool part about May 20 is that I have been offered a long term sub job at the high school Buck works at that ends on May 20. Even better about this date is that Buck and i have been working hard to pay off all of our debt (minus car and house) before they place kids in our home. Unless there is an emergency this will be accomplished since I was offered the sub position. I can't wait to be able to go see a movie again! I think I miss those the most :) We both know that this has to be from God since we could have not asked for it to work out any better.
Over the past weeks too God has provided several people to give us words of encouragement or they have given us items we may need. I am super grateful that we really haven't had to buy too much considering w have to be ready for any gender child raging from 0-10. We are blessed with a great group of friends, family and church family.
As we wait out our last month and a half I ask that you pray that God will continue to prepare our hearts for this adventure, that families will be healed and that we will be able to meet the unique needs that each child will bring to our home. And of course once there are children here, come along with us, come visit us, or continue to pray for us as we learn how to do life with not only the children but the many many adults that will be in and out of our home all helping us love each child. We truly could not do this without the support we have been given!