Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Thank you!!!

Thank you, dear friends, for your good thoughts and wishes. They were heart warming for me and I'm sure every single one of them helped hubby and me in our meeting this morning.

It went so well, so much better than I had dared to hope and I left the meeting feeling like I was walking on a cloud!

Without going into a long drawn out story, hubby and I have decided to offer our home to Kristy, who is a crown ward of the Toronto Children's Aid. Its been an uphill battle, and this morning was a make or break meeting with a supervisor and Kristy's case worker.

We've finally been given the go-ahead with the supervisor's blessing! The next step for us is to go through the foster parenting process - home assessment, background checks, interviews, training, which they will expedite in order to place Kristy with us before her current foster mother closes her home.

So if all goes well with the next few steps, we will have Kristy as our foster daughter by the end of June! So keep those good thoughts coming our way for us and for Kristy, please!!

17 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh HOORAY!!!!

When I read your earlier post, I had an inkling a child might be involved (but that's also just the way my mind runs). I am so happy for ALL of you. Good luck with the next steps!

Sending lots of hugs and congratulations!!!

Vonna said...

What a wonderful thing to do Wendy! Not only to share your home, but your time and love with a child that needs it. I wish every good thing that you need to get this accomplished. Hugs to you and your DH and family :)

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Wendy, that is uplifting news!

It's good to know there are lots of special people out there, willing to go that extra mile for someone else. I hope the rest of the process is smooth sailing.

'Having someplace to go is HOME
Having someone to love is FAMILY
Having both is a BLESSING.'

Beatrice said...

I received your blog space from AnnMcD.I stitch with her on Thursdays And I believe we met at her house awhile back.
Your news is wonderful and so we pray for the next steps to go well for you. Look forward to reading your Blogs in the future. I just started to comment on Blogs so I'm new.
All the best to your family.

Kelly said...

Wow! I'm happy that the meeting went well! I'll have to give you a call tonight -- after House though, of course!!

AnnMcD said...

I am so happy for you and Rick and Kristy!!!!
Hey I don't have to post anonymously anymore!

BeckySC said...

That's so wonderful, Wendy. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers that everything moves along as planned.

xstitch.nl said...

That's wonderful news, Wendy!!

Annemarie said...

What wonderful news, Wendy! Good thoughts and vibes are still headed your way!

Anne S said...

What wonderful news, Wendy - you are a wonderful couple to do this ... Kristy is one lucky gal! And your quilt for her is looking exquisite! :D

Isabelle said...

Oh my God, that is wonderful!! Wow is all I can say.

KarenV said...

Wow, good for you! I hope it all works out OK - good luck!

Lili said...

Wendy, I am so happy this turned out fine, and I think you and your DH are wonderful people. I wish your family all the best for the months to come (and after too...lol!!!).
Take care!
Lili

Michelle said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

Carol said...

Congratulations Wendy! That is just fantastic news - and such a sweet thing for your and your husband to do!

Margaret said...

Your message sent shivers down my spine and brought tears to my eyes. I am so very happy for all of you.

stitcherw said...

That's wonderful, I hope everything goes smoothly for you.
Sue