Once again, I am so so sorry we've been MIA. I've been helping my friend with her two kiddos. Being a momma of three is no easy task. No time for like anything! lol LOVE it though. So ... here's a bit of an update on all of us and I will hopefully be able to start more interesting post soon.
Jared is doing great. He started physical therapy on his finger. He has to wear the finger brace at night, but that's it. He is a little concerned because he was hoping to have a greater bend then he does. It'll either take time, or ... who knows. We'll let the dr. and physical therapist figure it out. lol Jared has survived another year of scout camp. It was a lot better then last years he said. He'll be doing a post on it... and I didn't even have to ask. :o) Work is ... work. Keeping him busy. Unfortunately he isn't enjoying it like he use to. Hopefully that'll pass. Jared is still Mr. Incredible. He's definitely the better half.
I've been lovin' being mom. I can't imagine life any other way. With LM going home (yes he is leaving us. I will explain more in a bit) I will be able to focus more on finding a job, so I don't loose my LPN license, and make a final decision about school. As of right now, school wise it looks like my best option for school is to work for a year then go back to the community college in their advanced placement program. I'm still primary pianist and loving it. The kids are so amazing and can teach you so much, even when you aren't the one interacting with them a lot. I think that's about it for me.
Oh my LM. He's such a sweet baby. We are going to miss him dearly. So, on Thurs. Aug. 4, we had court. The judge made two rulings. One is agreement to the 4 or 5 things LM's bio. mom has to do in order to regain custody. If I'm understanding right, she'll have until end of Jan. to complete those court ordered assignments, then further action will take place if necessary. The second ruling was the judge granted a trial placement. MEANING! LM's bio. mom basically gets custody of him. She will have him, but he will still be a ward of the state. So case workers will be checking on them constantly, she has to do all the paper work that comes with him being in foster care, do her court ordered assignments... all that fun stuff. She's far from being done with the state. We will place him with her tomorrow, Aug. 9. Like I said, we will miss LM more then words can express. His bio. mom has agreed to let us have contact, so at least we'll get updates on him.
A common question we have been getting now that LM is leaving is about us getting another placement. Yes, we will as soon as we get the call. Most other foster parents we've talked to said it's generally about a month in between. We shall see what Heavenly Father has in store for us.
Thank you all so much for the love, support, and prayers. They are definitely felt. I can't express my gratitude for all of you. Please don't hesitate to ask ANY questions. We're happy to answer questions about us, adoption, foster care, or whatever we can! Love to all!!