I cant believe I am actually writing this right now, but our foster care license is effective as of TODAY!!!!! We will get the actual license in the mail by next week but we could get a call for a placement at anytime now.
We had our final home visit today with our Licensing worker. Ryan, Bev and I spent a great deal of time cleaning the house, garage and yard for this visit. All went great. We love our worker and she will be the one contacting us when a child(ren) need a home. She told us that we needed to prepare ourselves for the call. Good Golly I am ready!!!! Now ask me that when I am sleep deprived from a newborn crying all night:) I was afraid that it would take us at least a month to get licensed, but as of TODAY we are licensed!! I can’t belive it. At anytime we could get that call that will change our lives forever. I am thrilled, anxious, nervous and exhausted all at the same time. I think I am going to retire early tonight. Now my phone will be glued to my hip until we get the call.
As we were going over paperwork today I started to tear up. I just wanted to start balling. We are one step closer to parenthood. When our worker left today I jumped for joy and hugged Ryan. We were not expecting things to hapen so fast.
It has been a long road to parenthood so far and we still have a long way to go. But we are ready to start a new leg in the journey and open our hearts to any child that comes in our home. Whether they stay for two days, two years or forever they will be loved every step of the way. Well I guess I will sign out and get some sleep. Until next time…….