It feels so wonderful to have it in my hands with all of the signatures. So what does that mean? It means that we are ready to take a baby at any time. Between having the completed Home Study, car seat and stroller, this process is starting to feel much more real and concrete.
So our next steps are to finish the mountain of applications for grants and also to start applying to various agencies that will help us match with a Birth Mom. We are also getting ready for our Puzzle Fundraiser to kick-off. Look for that update to come in the next day or so.
I also want to give a shout out to two of my students from Youth Group: Emily and Josh. We have been painting our living room, upstairs hallway and also our kitchen. Emily and Josh have both helped a ton. Emily has been there to help every time I have a brush and roller in hand, and Josh was able to help when we started the process. They are both very hard workers and great at painting. I cannot say enough how much I love my students. You can see some before and after pictures below (although the Kitchen Pics aren't the greatest):