Sunday, July 10, 2011

Check Another Off the List

Thank you so much to everyone who prayed over us and with us for our home study visit yesterday.  Our social worker arrived at 10:30 and by 1:00 p.m. we breathed a sigh of relief.  Our second home study visit was complete.  Successfully complete.  As many of you (especially Hubs) had reminded me, our home tour lasted approximately five minutes and did not include any opening of drawers, cabinets, garages, checking of baseboards, or any form of white gloves.  She did a little look for our smoke detector, fire extinguisher, and emergency contact list.  And, as quickly as it had started, it was complete.

We each had 1 hour interviews, explaining our beliefs on family, parenting, discipline, marriage, and so much more.  It was a good chance for us to share and discuss.  If you've been to our house, you'll know there's only one sitting area.  While one of us interviewed, the other sat in our room.  I went second and spent that time listening to our church's worship album and reading "Adopted for Life" by Russell Moore.  I'll most likely post more on that book later.  I got to do a little praying as well.  I would say that time was just as helpful for me as the home study was.  By 1:00 p.m. we celebrated with a nap.

So, where do we go from here?  Well, we're still waiting on that ONE document.  The one.  It should be here soon.  I'll, of course, post a blog of praise as soon as it's here.  Then, we have about four more documents to get before we submit this whole pile to the powers that be in ET.  It could be two to four months or a little longer.  We also have more money to save/raise. It's nice to have one more thing checked off our "to-do" list.  Thanks for your support during this journey!

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