“Will it be easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely!”
I love this foster adoption quote. With Doug and I being so excited, I think sometimes people may wonder if we realize how hard it is going to be, because it really IS going to be hard. I don’t doubt that we are often going to be driven to our knees in prayer. I don’t doubt how much we will need the support of those around us. I don’t doubt that there will be nights we will cry ourselves to sleep. I don’t doubt that there will be sleepless nights where we are up with our kiddos who cannot sleep. But this quote says it all! Of course it is not going to be easy! But it is so completely and absolutely and totally worth it!!!
I am almost done with room #1 for the kids…just adding some finishing touches like the ones you see above. We wanted to make this area with the red rug a place where they can sit and play and create and dream and imagine, and I wanted to somehow put words on the wall that would encourage that. I had all different ideas, but this is what I finally came up with…a scrabble wall made by using white cardstock, which I designed into turquoise circles with a really fun font that looks like paint. Then I used some fun scissors I have to make the edges, and then used masking tape on the backs to stick them to the wall. I love, love, love how this came out!
So far I have 9 words up there (I reserve the right to add more if I think of any 🙂 )…..Imagine, Create, Dream, Read, Sing, Explore, Play, Laugh, Build. We want our home (and their rooms) to be a safe place where they can be children….where they can have fun, be silly…….ah, that made me think of another one I want to add….Dance! 🙂
I recently hosted a baby shower at our house and my friend Helen let me keep these awesome decorative hanging balls that she had bought. I was so excited because they match perfectly in this room! I thought it would be fun to hang them from the ceiling in the middle of the red rug. I love it!
Excited that we are in this next phase….our home study that begins this week. We have heard that it usually takes a total of three months.
We continue to pray for our children! Our hearts already love them! ❤ And we are so, so grateful for all of the support and encouragement so many of you have given us!