tonight we start training. training to become licensed to foster~to~adopt. i’m not ready! i don’t know that i’ll ever feel ready. i wasn’t ready the first time either! but, this isn’t my timeline. it’s God’s.
today we take another step in the journey to another court date, to legally add to our family.
so much needs to happen. 7 weeks of training, 2 nights a week, 3 hours each night. that’s a lot!
we have a home to prepare. a completely unfinished basement that has been a giant storage room for almost 11 years needs to turn into an office(currently upstairs with the bedrooms)/playroom/storage area/utility room/extra bathroom, etc. i get tired just thinking about it! in the next couple weeks i will transition from my part-time role at church to a full-time role at home so i can get things done.
this is a big step, tonight. i am full of many emotions. the tears come easy. we have no idea what is ahead for us, for our family. amelia was home sick from school yesterday. we made a quick trip to the store to get some air and get out of the house for a bit. we had a conversation about how God has written our stories and we don’t know how they are written. we talked about how He has things ready and waiting, waiting for us to take the next step into His plan. we both smiled and were a bit in awe about how He already knows the whole story. He can already see the end. in fact, He’s already there.
a few reminders for me, and you too, from the Word, as we start this next adventure!
a friend of mine, kate (you should totally go read her blog too! seriously!), also in the process of a second adoption!(God’s timing is so amazing!), usually posts some prayer requests at the end of her blog posts. i’m going to try that. will you pray with us?
~that God would be protecting and caring for whoever He has planned to join our family
~that God would continue to prepare our hearts for whoever He has planned to join our family
~that we would be able to prepare our home well
~that we would learn exactly what we need to learn in training and be able to speak from experience when it would be helpful
~that we would continue to faithfully take the steps God places before us