Monday, June 20, 2011

Friends...Family...and Fostering.

So, the last week has been really busy. One of my best friends was visiting from Ohio last weekend with his wife. So we got the old crew together for lunch at Big Pie in the Sky Pizza. It was so good to spend time with them and their wives. It wasn't our entire crew...we were missing one friend that had to work. :)

Then this past weekend my little brother graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Media Game Art & Design. It was a great day! We are so proud of him, and he is about to start working on Titanic 3-D...pretty amazing!

And an update on our foster care journey. We are in the middle of our training classes, and they are very informative! The 3 hours goes by fast, and we are learning a lot. We did a really amazing activity last week that I taped inside my binder so I always remember. We had 6 slips of paper that we had to write our support system on; mine was immediate family, extended family, friends, church family, neighbors, and former co-workers. Then they talked us through a story where one at a time we had to leave one behind and give them up. When we had two left I was holding immediate family and extended family. It was so difficult to choose who we would give up each time so we were glad when she stopped with the last two. Then she told us that while these would be our last supports to give up, IT IS THE FIRST ONES A FOSTER CHILD IS ASKED TO GIVE UP. It was overwhelming!!! We are very excited about this journey though, and the precious children God brings to us whether it is for a short time or for forever. We want to show God's love to these kids AND to their families. Some of them have never seen what love really looks like, and we want to show that love. We appreciate all the prayers, really we do! We will update through the process.
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1 comment:

Jessica Cannon said...

Love reading about your foster care journey! Thanks for sharing!