Merry early Christmas All!
First of all Jason and I want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas! We hope and pray that throughout this holiday season you will be richly blessed with God's blessings. While we have yet again had a difficult year, we believe in the power of Jesus Christ and will continue to believe in the hope, peace, love and joy that he brought to our world!
While counting how many days we have until Christmas...which normally leads to a conversation about Santa... one of my students shouted out on the top of his lungs "The real reason of the season is Jesus Christ! We don't need presents we need his love!" PREACH IT BOY, PREACH IT:) Loved this great reminder from the mouth of a babe! Be sure to find time to celebrate the real reason for the season!
I'm sure by now many of you have been wondering where we are with our foster care process...I apologize for the delay of this post, God has really been testing our patience over here! This has been a month of many emotions! Of all things that could be holding up our opportunity to welcome a child into our home, we are waiting on our finger prints to be cleared. Yes...finger prints of a teacher and public safety officer!!! We have been waiting now for over a month:( This month has been filled with excitement, anxiousness, nervousness, frustration and confusion! We have on several occasions wondered why we yet once again are in a holding period. There have been times of great frustration where we shout out to God in pure wonder. We continue to trust in God's plan and understand that there is a reason for everything. (You all know me though and I am a planner...the agency said 3-4 months...so when we are approaching month 5 you can only imagine the impatience that I am beginning to feel!!) We know that God will bless our family with a foster care child or child of our own (through fertility assistance or adoption) in his due time. There is no reason to rush this huge life style change...but we are so excited! Maybe his plan was to allow us just one more stress free vacation to Florida and start our new year with a bang!
Please continue to pray that these finger prints are cleared so that the rest of our application can be processed by the new year! As 2015 quickly approaches we wish you all good health and happiness. We will keep you posted as we hear more!
Jason and Allyson