The wonderful day of Sept 8th came quicker than we could ever have imagined. It marked the end of the foster parent verification process. This was fingerprint day. However uneventful the day was : drive to Abilene, get fingerprinted, take a picture, return home, we could never have expected what was to happen next. NOTHING!!!!! The kind ladies at the office said this process should take a maximum of three weeks; well here we are six weeks later and still zilch. I am an impatient person by nature, but now I feel like my nerves are being tested. Can this process take any longer? When will we get that life-changing phone call?
So in the mean time, we have set up the kid's room. We painted. We bought beds. We found carseats in all sizes, high chairs, swings, clothes, toys, etc that will suffice a boy or girl ranging in age of newborn to five. We are ready!!!!! Apparently though the system is not.
We have anxiously awaited the time when we will be parents. We have accepted and grown overly excited by the prospect of helping children in need. We have laughed, cried, and worried for six weeks now. When will our day come?
As of tonight at 8:17 we are not foster parents. We are, however, a mommy and a daddy. We are just simply waiting for our children to arrive.