...ryan has been offered a job!!!!!
yes, you read that correctly! after months of
so, we started our foster/adopt classes last week. now we only have 8 weeks to go!! there seems to be a pretty mixed group of people in the classes so it could get interesting. i think if anything, they are preparing us for the worst of the worst, and i'm glad because i know that i have a tendency to idealize some situations. i guess it's that whole glass half full thing, but that's kinda hard to do when dealing with foster/adopt. there is just no way to positively spin some of these kids' stories, well except that they are hopefully safe now. so, lots to learn and lots more classes to do it in. ready or not, here we come!!
on other fronts, we feel like ryan has some promising leads on a new job but nothing concrete yet. his best opportunity would be for a job starting the first week of may, which would be perfect for our time frame. i'm not sure if anything will really materialize from this job, but i sure am praying that it would! he's got a second interview next wednesday, so i'll keep you posted.
also, we ordered our crib about 2 weeks ago and went to pick it up on saturday. it's still in the box since we've got A LOT of painting still to do in the nursery, but just seeing the box in the room gets me excited!! here's what the crib will look like when assembled:
and here's the matching dresser/changing table we're getting too (if it ever comes back in stock!):
i can't believe that in a few months we really could be parents! when i think about that, i get the urge to run out and buy stock in christian parenting books but i must refrain for now. i've already got a stockpile of books on adoption, foster care, trans-racial parenting, etc. that i need to get through first!!! i think ryan will disown me (or at least cut me off financially) if i don't resist and read what i've already got first.
tonight is week 2 of classes, and call me naive, but i'm ready to get this show on the road!!
friends, there's been a change of plans. after some crazy DRAMA with ryan's job search, we're back to square one. he's now back to the grind of applying and trying to basically start over. so, with the recent change of plans (our plans that is...obviously God has something different in mind), we've also made a change to our foster/adopt plans. after some serious
cry sessions prayer and meditation last week, we've decided to change when we're taking the foster/adopt classes. before we were planning on doing the fast track classes from may 16 - june 13, which met on saturdays, but since ryan will still be working at the beloved hh gregg, he will still have to work every saturday. so with that in mind, we've decided to go ahead and begin the classes TONIGHT!!!!!! our new classes will meet for 9 weeks instead of 4.5 weeks, and will be thursday nights from today, april 9 - june 11 (ahem - my birthday!). we will still get done around the same time and will have longer to absorb all the information, so i think it's probably a better plan in the long run (see i knew He knew what He was doing all along).