We are almost finished with our Foster Care classes and it sounds like we will have our license right before Christmas.
I have been anticipating this since September and have really been looking forward to gearing up for a placement - though I know it may not happen right away.
The week before Thanksgiving my father's health took a turn for the worse. He is a 4 year pancreatic cancer survivor (a miracle, really) and had been doing fantastically. He has been in 2 hospitals in the last 2 weeks and last Friday they moved him to hospice saying he only has days to weeks left.
I would feel very selfish saying to my family and friends that not only am I grieving for my father but I am grieving for missing all the anticipation and celebration of completing our classes and getting our license. So I wanted to share here with you all - because I'm thinking you'll understand how I feel.
My father and I are not close and he is not close to my kids - but this is still very hard because of course I love him.
Thanks for listening!