|Psalm 4:8 on the baby room wall|
WELL, I'm finally ready to share THE NEWS with you today! Although we still don't have signed approval, we have verbal approval that we are going to become FOSTER PARENTS! The clues that I gave on my blog a while back all pertained to babies. Since March 2012 my hubby and I have been working towards becoming foster parents to newborns/infants!
|today's job: washing and sterilizing|
Yesterday we heard that we were all ready and just waiting for our final home inspection and then a placement!
I am very excited, apprehensive, scared, and again very excited! I LOVE babies, LOVE children and look forward to helping families in crisis. We also want to put our pro-life views into action in a tangible way - by being there for those who need help. So while we're planning our second child's wedding in March, we have also been working on a baby room! It's a strange feeling to be working on a baby room also while our son and daughter-in-law are also working on their baby room! :) God has a sense of humour!
|how different my dishwasher looks!|
We have purchased a change table, swing, exersaucer, car seat, stroller, clothes, diapers, bottles, diaper bag and I don't know what else! Children's Aid provides the crib and mattress and we don't have that yet. We now have child-proofed our home and set things up.
We have friends who foster and they have taken me under their wings and answered all my questions and worries - and that has helped tremendously!
Of course, because of confidentiality rules, I will not be able to tell you about the children that we are fostering - that must stay confidential - but I can tell you about my sleepless nights and adjustments along the way -- and how my weight-loss journey is going! :) And if I don't show up here for a bit, I'm likely busy rocking a little one - or taking a stroller walk! ;)
Prayers would be appreciated!
✿ A Healthier Me! ~ Dawn
(next post on Monday - including Friday's Official TOPS WI)