Home Study Interview

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Matt’s birthday is this Monday!  Happy Birthday Babe!!!

And guess what his sweet wife did? (with his permission of course)… scheduled our big, long, hope you pass it, home study interview that morning!  Oh yah, I also scheduled his extensive, physical exam appointment that morning too.  So, after he gets a hearing and vision test, goes over his medical history and is examined, gets a TB skin test, blood tests and urine test and instructs the doctor on how to fill out the paperwork and write his approval letter according to the agency requirements… he’ll get to head home for an interview!  Please, please, please pray his doctor’s appointment is smooth and that they are on time.  My physical exam appointment and tests took over two hours and I am really hoping his is quicker.

We are not sure what to expect for our home study interview.  We were told that she will interview each of us individually, then together and then the kids and do a walk through the house.  I appreciated our home study social workers heart and desire to place children in safe homes with loving and well-trained parents, so I get the purpose of all of the questions.  We sent her our autobiographies answering the long list of pre-interview questions (my paper was 15 pages – two pages longer than Matt’s… he teased that I was an overachiever, really his business background helped him write more concisely!)  I was feeling a bit nervous about the upcoming interview and felt like our answers needed to be just right so that she would approve us.  And then it hit me.  We are who we are.  And more importantly, God is who he is – Sovereign over the whole process.  He can use this process to have us approved according to his will for a specific age and number of children to align us up with the exact child or children that he already has predestined to place in our family.  Wow, that takes the pressure off and places my trust in the One who is trustworthy.

Please pray for our interview (we meet at 10am on Monday). Please pray for clarity of thought, wisdom in answering questions, clear communication and the Lord’s blessing over the meeting.  Also pray Matt has a fun birthday and feels extra loved on his special day!

And for a good laugh, just have to share a Josiah-ism from this morning.  After breakfast the kids were arguing, so I began to share with them Philippians 2:14-16 about not quarreling or arguing and was about to share Ephesians 4:32 to encourage them to be kind, compassionate and forgiving each other, when Josiah finishes my sentence with “hakuna matata, Momma”.  I asked, “what?!”  He looks at me and says, “You know, no worries, Momma.”  So there you have it.  The Bible and Lion King.  I do have the best job in the whole world.  How I love them!

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