We went to the meeting. I can honestly say that it was a large room of people that never thought they would all be in a large room together. What a *ahem* colorful group. The topper was when the Pentecostal/Yearning for Zion (or some hybrid) couple mentioned they home school and the ex stripper with the fake long blond wig and glued on eyelashes and lipstick (with real glitter in it) looked at them like they walked straight off the crazy train. Kodak moment. I am sure they are all beautiful, wonderful, caring people.
The meeting was not at all informational. We have learned 238198% more from Anne and Staci. But, it was something we had to go to in order to get the applications. Now we have that under our belt. Mic and I are on the same page, and now we wait until Michelle's job finds her... then we move forward.
Still a wait? Yes. Moving forward? Absolutely.
Disturbing moment in meeting: the leader dude-- he WAS a case worker at one point.. mentioned that if you are fostering a teen and they practiced a religion that differs from your own, that when they come into your home, you have to allow them to continue to practice it... the disturbing part came when he added and I QUOTE "yanno.. I um.. I don't agree with all of that, cuz.. yanno.. I am a CHRISTIAN... and . you know.. "
I wanted to put him in his place, but I know that if I started to say something at that point, I would have gotten a "Mic's don't SAY ANYTHING"- Pinched Knee.
2 weeks ago