The last two days I did the 16 hour pre-adopt training in my office, an hour from here. It was a great group and we had a really good time together, but I have found that when I train for 8 hours straight and drive an hour before and an hour after that by the time I get back home I am just shot. Mentally I have very little left. So I just chilled for both evenings.
To catch you up:
The secret meeting, in case you didn't guess, was about adding a child to our family which we weren't seeking to do or planning for. I am not breaking my promises to myself to never parent another girl and to never go through puberty again, so that should give you a hint as to some details.
They spent two hours and 15 minutes with Bart and I and we were pretty sure it was a done deal until the next day when they mentioned that they were going to interview another family on Monday. That was a surprise.
Now don't get me wrong. If this is not something God wants us to do, I'm fine with someone else being selected. He is a NEAT kid and another family would be blessed to have him. But there is still a little bit of that sense of possible rejection that gets to me.... even after all these years.
Other news: Mike apparently is back in jail as of Wednesday (which was my birthday). We had forgotten to check the internet for a couple days because Bart had seen him last week and he was doing so well that we anticipated he'd be out a while (He got out on August 27).
John has made it through a full week of work at a construction job that he really likes -- it is near where he lives and they give him a ride which is idea. We are praying this will continue.
Salinda has an interview at Target on Monday, has talked to a school about taking her remaining GED tests, and is talking about starting college classes.
Dominyk's first three days of football practice seem to be going well.
Ricardo has been grounded all week but his attitude is improving and he seems to be realizing his need for cooperation.
Tony is still in football -- a record for him, and Leon, of course is still playing. Wilson is as well -- so we now have 5 kids in football on 3 different teams which is fairly crazy.
Today we have a full day ahead -- church, Sunday School, church and then Sadie is taking me to a movie for my birthday. Should be a good day.
And I've come up with an idea for my next book and am exploring webinars.... so life just keeps going on....
Hopefully by tomorrow night we will have an answer ... it's a Minnesota kid and they are talking about a quick transition if it is going to happen -- he would love to play football as well and the season is half over.
Now it's time for me to wake everyone up.
So, how many of you guessed the secret?