So what's next for us? We have to go through the licensing process. Unfortunately because of our weirdo July-no house-live with someone else transition we could not get a jump start on any of that. We have to do another home study also, and I'm not entirely sure what that means for us since we've already done one so we'll have to see. Once our home is licensed and our home study is completed we simply wait for a phone call for our first placement!
I have connected more with the other 10 people (12 including instructors) in this class than I have with other relationships that I currently have. They get it. They know why Tyler and I are doing this, they support us, they're excited for us, we're excited for them.
I know that I've touched on this a little in previous posts but I'd just like to reiterate how much I learned about myself through these foster parent classes. I've learned that I know nothing about what I'm going to be doing and that's ok. I've learned that I have a lot of love to give these children and they may not reciprocate it right away or ever and I'm ok with that heartache. I've learned that I can't imagine my life without taking these classes, without knowing these people, and learning from our amazing teachers.