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Magan: WeVerb Prompt 12 (Grow)

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Hi friends! Estelle and I are going to be chiming in this month about WEverb12 every now and then. We hope you’ll stop over at the website and check it out for yourself. A team of bloggers has collected some prompts to help us think about the last year and also look ahead to 2013. We thought this might be a nice way for us to challenge ourselves writing wise and also to share a little more about who we are on the blog.

toss [GROW]: 2012 was the last time for ________________

Well, hmm. It’s kind of hard to write about this one without one thing coming to the forefront of my mind. 2012 will hopefully be the last time for Dustyn and I celebrate Christmas without children in our home.

I’ve mentioned it briefly on the blog and tweeted about a few pieces of the process, but I haven’t been very explicit about what’s happening in our lives. My husband and I are going through the foster to adopt process. For the past three months, we’ve been taking classes to learn about kids in the foster care system and how to be good parents to them (thank goodness because I feel way more emotionally/mentally prepared) and going through inspections on our home to make sure we’re providing a safe and clean environment for whomever is placed here.

It’s been a lot. (A lot, a lot, a lot.)

We’re really hoping and praying for a) things to wrap up quickly (we only have our home study left where we go through a series of interviews before getting licensed) and b) for things to move quickly after we’re licensed. We’re hoping that by this time next year, we will be celebrating with a child (or two – who knows!) in our home.

I’ve gone through the gamut of emotions this year, most of them since we began the foster to adopt process. Right now, I’m feeling so at peace. So happy. So ready.

Our long awaited inspection approvals for the health and fire inspections!

December 15, 2012 - 6:10 pm

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December 13, 2012 - 10:37 am

Alexa Y. - I am so happy and excited for you both about this! I think you guys will do a great job with whoever is placed in your home, and I admire all the steps you’ve taken to be ready for them. I’m keeping you both in my prayers, as well as your future children, always <3

December 13, 2012 - 9:03 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Magan, we’ve talked about this privately but I just wanted to comment on how HAPPY I am for both you & Dustyn. I strongly feel that good things are on their way for the pair of you. How can they not be? Thank you for sharing this part of your world with us, xoxo.

December 13, 2012 - 12:49 am

Leah - 🙂 Oh, Magan. That’s so wonderful! I’m absolutely ecstatic for both you and your husband and I just know you’ll make terrific parents. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and I hope these final stages go smoothly and quickly.

December 13, 2012 - 12:00 am

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - Oh, Magan, that’s wonderful! I’m so happy for you! I pray that things go smoothly for you for the rest of the process. You will be such an amazing mother. I obviously don’t know Dustyn like I know you, but I am sure he’ll be a fantastic father, too.

♥ !

December 12, 2012 - 11:32 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - I know that I’ve said this to you via Twitter, but now that I have more than 140 characters, I can be more verbose: you are going to make SUCH an amazing mother! I am so excited to hear about what comes next for your family — and keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you that this is your last Christmas with just the two of you … just like us =) The world seriously needs more generous, loving, kind and wonderful people like you.

December 12, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Mary @ my sisters bookshelf - Magan that is so, so amazing. I am so impressed by the two of you! I can’t wait to hear good news from you sometime going forwards!

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