I tried so hard not to have too many expectations for yesterday's start of our homestudy. Thankfully, I really didn't have any anyway. So, we went into our meeting with our social worker a little unsure of what to expect. I have to say, thank you Lord for matching us with the social worker we have! I feel so blessed. and more than comfortable with her. We both know, this was a perfect match for us, and our personalities. I felt an instant connection, and felt at ease throughout our 2 hour conversations.
Plus, we received some VERY good and exciting news yesterday. You see, yesterday was the first of 4 "meetings" which will complete what is known as a homestudy. The next 2 "meetings" will be individual meetings with our social worker. So, mine will be next Tuesday morning with her, then Richard's will be next Tuesday afternoon. After that, we will schedule our home visit. That will be the final "meeting", when they come into our home, check thing out to insure everything is fit for a child, etc. After all of those are complete, she will start our final paperwork and have everything processed. She said, generally that takes about 2 weeks before approval takes place. When approval happens, we wait. We're officially on the waiting list at that point and we will simply wait for God's timing and our placement to take place.
Now... the exciting and good news about all of this is that our expected timeframe to be on the "wait list" is mid to late October! That is so exciting!!! I won't lie though... for several months now I've been so eager to be in this place, and so anxious that now that I am here... I'm beginning to feel scared! Its crazy how my emotions have constantly changed throughout this journey! Either way though, what a blessing it has been and I'm sure will continue to be as God reveals His plan to us daily.
Thank you for your prayers and constant encouragement! They mean so much to us!
Until then... Brantley