I've decided to start a new blog for 2 reasons...1 - I wanted to start fresh with our new adventures and 2 - I absolutely cannot remember the email address I used for the previous blog! I'm sure it will come to me eventually, but as of right now...I have no idea! If you are interested, our original blog can be found at http://operationdodson.blogspot.com!
Well, we are officially settled into our new home after 7 months of trying to get comfortable (and missing my family back home). Baby Girl loves her daycare and we get to see Z every other weekend! She's playing soccer so we actually get to see her more often than that! I love having that girl around! :) We both have good jobs and I really enjoy getting to spend evenings and weekends with Chase after all of these years. Chase also recently graduated with his Bachelors degree and I am so proud of him! Needless to say, we are doing pretty great!
As of yesterday, we have completed our last training class with Buckner of North Texas that is needed to update our license. We have a few little loose ends to tie up but nothing that should take too long! Once we get our remaining info to our home developer, we will be licensed. We have decided to keep our license the same - 0-3 years old and Foster to Adopt. We played with the idea of adoption only but I'm constantly being reminded that this is bigger than us. This is not about our selfish desires.
There are several things that we have learned over the past couple of years and things that I need to remind myself as we enter this new arena. I know that our placements may not flow like our first placement did. I know that our babies may be reunited with their birth parents and that we were never meant to keep them forever but only for enough time to place our thumbprint on their lives. I know that visits will not be easy and that I will become attached to each and every child that enters our home. I know that God will always take care of us and be our strength when we are weak. I know that we have a wonderful support system whose prayers are mightier than any word.
With that being said...I ask you to pray with us and for us. I ask that you pray for a smooth transition back into the foster/adopt world. I ask that you pray for our sanity as we wait and wonder when that phone call will happen. And lastly, I ask that you pray that we are able to make a decision that is in the best interest of that child's needs when we do get that phone call.
I look forward to MANY more posts in the future with our new journey!!!