Do you ever have a time in your life when you feel like something is surreal? It's not really happening? It can't be happening?
I've been talking about fostering or adopting a child for YEARS. Ever since my music minister's sister (who was single) adopted a little girl from China. That is the first time, that I can remember, that someone I (kinda) knew adopted. And I remember thinking "I want to do that!"
I was 15 at the time.
I began the fostering process a year ago. The actual application, classes process. The real deal. Not just talking about it, but actually taking steps to make it happen.
And it still feels surreal.
I was in full on paperwork and classes mode until about January. At that point, I began to fully look for a job in the Plano area. I had one class left to take for the fostering process, but a trip to Haiti was coming up and then applying and interviewing for jobs and in all that chaos, becoming licensed was secondary since a job in North Texas came first.
Of course, after accepting a job, then I was focused on packing and moving and learning a new job and getting settled into life here.
I will not, by any means, say that I'm settled into life yet. I'm still learning this new job. I'm still wrapping my mind around the fact that I no longer live in Houston.
BUT. I have to be licensed before next month...or I have to start the process all over again.
I just got off the phone with Arrow and wonder of wonders, the class I need is offered tomorrow and Thursday night and it's a class you MUST RSVP for, so I thought "no way will there be availability" but there were TWO spots left! And I'm signed up!
I took off work today to get some appointments accomplished and so tomorrow will be a crazy day at work as some things are due tomorrow and other things are due Wednesday and...you know, when you take a day off work, there is so much catch up to do!
BUT. I'm not staying late tomorrow night....and I have no idea how all that work is going to be finished...but I trust it will be. BECAUSE I'm going to finish my licensing process!
Surreal, folks. Oh, so surreal. I know the children aren't walking in my door any time soon. I know that is still months away. But after this week, I'll be one step closer.
And that just feels weird.