Let the games begin…

This entry was posted by KK on Wednesday, 8 April, 2009 at

We are officially on the list for our PATH training! PATH = Parents as Tender Healers
PATH is required for all prospective adoptive or foster parents. We have to attend 30 hours of this training, every Monday evening for the next 11 weeks. Our class begins this Monday, April 13th, through July 6th. So, anytime after July 6th we will be officially open for placement as I am told the additional requirements (fingerprinting, home study, etc.) are completed during the PATH training. If I am being honest, my impatience was hoping for a Saturday class in which we could attend with longer hours but fewer days in order to complete our training sooner. But I know we can use all the extra time we are given to finish preparing for whatever may come and I have plenty I can do in the meantime. The walls could use some paint, we’re still hoping to lay our bamboo flooring but just a bit scared still to spend the money during this economic crisis AND I need a crib….just in case! That is low on the scale of priorities as I do have a pac-n-play still and who knows if we would even get a little one small enough to need a crib. But the crib I used for Wheat & Lake I put 4 coats of paint on and ultimately sold at a yard sale (pretty toxic!) and then the one I used for River I bought for $20 at a yard sale and it barely held up for him jumping around in it for two years so it went to Habitat.

My only real concern, and one I am asking prayer for from anyone who is willing, is that Jason is able to get off work each of these Mondays in time for us to make the class in time. He, as most of you know, has been working 70-80 hours a week for the last 5-6 weeks although the large project they have been trying to complete has finally peaked so I couldn’t be more thankful that we have actually seen him before 7 pm the last 2 nights this week! This to me is a blessing and in perfect time for his work to slow down so that we are able to attend this crucial training that is not optional and cannot be missed for any reason. Childcare is also a concern on all these nights, however, my mother does live next door to us and has agreed to try and leave work a few minutes early each Monday so she will be home for us when we need to leave. She is headed to Germany tomorrow for 10 days but my sister, Carmen, lives in Knoxville and we are dropping the boys off at her house on our way to our first class.

SO…..we’re off! :) Hope everyone is well and enjoying your Spring!

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