I got this email today at 9:00am:
Congratulations and welcome, Kaylen!You’re going to do such an awesome job. JI’ll let the respite department know that you’re ready to go, and you should be hearing from them this week.
I got this email today at 4:00pm (after a brief phone conversation):
Hello Kaylen! Thank you for having < name withheld > for respite this Friday through Monday morning (3/23 – 3/26am). I have attached his respite referral for you to review and have on-file.
Can you believe this?? It's HAPPENING.
Friday after work, I will be meeting a teenager who will live with me for the weekend. In my home. A stranger. In my home overnight. For 3 nights. With just me.
Am I ready for this???
Is he going to hate me? What if I ruin him? What if he ruins my desire to foster? What if it's so great that I feel like everyone else in the world is wasting their time by not fostering?
Who knows what will happen...I just hope that I am able to offer him a very stable and kind place to stay for the weekend and that I somehow make a small difference in the life of someone in need.
Stay tuned for more...