We had been very concerned about Alli's fear of social workers, so we worked out with our social worker, she would come over as a friend, and through observation and conversation, while the kids were in the other room or busy, talk about how things are going.
Our first visit went great and Alli had no idea she was a social worker. I knew we would need to tell her eventually, as we are joined together for post placement reports for the next few years. :)
But, I didn't think Alli was ready. WRONG!
Right before Kathi came, I was in a hurry getting things ready. I blurted out, "Let's hurry up and finish before our social worker gets here!"
Alli, looked at me and said, "Social worker?"
I said, "Yes, you know Kathi.... She is our social worker and our friend! Isn't that cool!"
She nodded, and that was it! LOL
We had a really great visit. Alli and Sarah did a beautiful ballet/modern dance for her and she brought them a few Feature Family Films dvds.... so they went off to watch "The Velvetine Rabbit" and we talked and talked and talked ....... all about all sorts of interesting things....
The girls went on for showers and baths and they somehow managed to get ERIKA into the Large 2 seater tub..... (I'm afraid to know how) LOL It was 9:30 and I still heard giggles. I went in and they were still in the bath...so I told them it was time for bed.
After that, there were a few stragglers coming in for hugs and a last minute snack ..... and then it was quiet....
Except for Kathi and me. :) Mike went back out to work on a project and the next thing we knew it was about 11:30!
So, our post placement report is being done today..... and then we will get our finalization date. :)
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)