We are DONE with EVERYTHING for foster!!!! This past weekend we had our home study which was our final 'check' on the lengthy 'to do' list. It took right at 3 hours. They asked us every question possible about each of our history's and how we plan on disciplining our foster child. We have been listening to a lot of Karyn Purvis so that helped tremendously with some of the tricky questions. Karyn is a child development prof at TCU who specializes in 'children who come from hard places', i.e. lots of adoptive and foster kiddo's. She is a wonderful godly woman and I really recommend her book, "The Connected Child" to ALL parents. It will take 1-2 weeks to process everything and send our license to us and then the real waiting begins.
I'll let you all know AS SOON as we get a baby. BUT I can't post pictures, use their real name, or tell you their story via the internet, foster rules. When all the adoption paper work is signed then we can share all of that info online. So, if you would like to see the baby or know all the details, you'll have to come visit which we would love! For all of you who live far far away, you can at least call me and I'll tell you what I can.
I did a weigh in this morning. It's officially been 2 weeks since I started this crazy life style change. I've lost 5.5 lbs in just 2 weeks! I have not exercised at ALL the last couple weeks. I'll be picking that up again here soon. I've gained 20 lbs since getting married 3 years ago. 15 of that was from the horrible treatments I was on that I never lost. So I am thrilled to see some of that coming off. Again, the goal is NOT weight loss, it's to get my body to a place where it can heal itself. I really feel like a new person since starting all of this. I have SO much more energy. I don't feel like I'm dependent on caffeine to get me through the day. I'm so much more productive at work and I don't feel like I have to be a sleep by 9 every night. If that is the only benefit from doing all of this, then this whole process has been well worth it.