Celebrating, Capturing & Remembering Life's Special moments
Tomorrow we attend our first foster parent training module. I'm excited. I love to learn and I feel like I will probably learn some valuable information about kids, development and tough stuff kids and families go through in crisis. Perhaps I will also learn some good practical stuff on how to love those kids and families better. At least I hope that's what I come away with.

Sunday I led a training meeting for elementary Sunday morning programming at church. I got feedback that I went WAY too long. Ever gotten tired of hearing yourself talk? That alone should have been a tip off, now I'm kind of embarrassed. I wonder if these foster parent modules will be one of those things like my training meeting where you spend too much time learning too little information. Or maybe it will be worth every second. I suppose whether or not the information is valuable it will be worth every second of it, because the class leads us one step closer to becoming a safe family for a kid in crisis. Plus we will meet other people headed in the same direction and hopefully start to build some community. Therefore whether or not the info is worth it, I'm pretty excited.
On another note more related to why what we are doing is so worth it...
This month in Sontown the memory verse is:
  • "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice." Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT)
Isn't that just the most perfect verse concerning foster parenting? The awesome thing is that I didn't even know what the memory verse for the month was (well that's not awesome, that just shows how busy my week was). Then 2 sweet little kids (a 4 year old and 6 year old) came up to me and recited the verses flawlessly. I almost jumped in surprise, 1) because they knew the verse at the beginning of the month, and most parents just finally catch on to teaching their kids the memory verse by the end of the month 2) the 4 year old memorized the super long elementary verse 3) the verse is so relevant to my life right now and was extremely powerful coming from the lips of these sweet kids.
I love it when God speaks confirmation and truth to my heart through children.
Well now I am off to yet another training meeting, this time for Awana. Thankfully for everyone's sake, this time I'm not doing all the talking.

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