It was one Sunday when she received an email from the church she attended, inviting her to an event that would change her life forever. It was a meeting about foster children and parents. This was her calling.
And just like that, something within her changed. Suddenly she was able to see some light in the distance, and although she was a divorcee with a much-too-big house for one person, she had a feeling that things would work out eventually.
It Was Time for DIY
After house-hunting for a while, she finally found her new home. It needed serious renovation. Katie wasn't alarmed as she had great DIY abilities, and besides, what could be better than giving your new home a personal touch?
After a few days of renewing and improving, she realized the house was way too big for one single person. She was heartbroken after a difficult divorce and the last thing she wanted was to feel as lonely as she did.
This Was Not What She Expected
The life she was living wasn't how she imagined her 30s would look like. She would very often break down in tears and she was very unsatisfied with the way things were going.
She moved to a new state and into a new home and found it very hard to remain optimistic and believe that good things were on their way. All it took was one email to change things around.
Mom to the Rescue
Katie was too tense to go to the meeting alone and she asked her mother to join her. At first, her mother wasn't so keen and didn't understand why her daughter was suddenly interested in fostering.
Later on, Katie's mother would come to terms with the fact that her daughter was fully aware of what she was doing, and anyway, she was her mother and wanted to support her no matter what she chose to do.
The World of Fostering
Katie and her mother both walked into the church, not knowing what to expect. With all that was happening in Katie's life, this introduction to the fostering world was exactly what she needed.
She couldn't get her eyes off the presenter, she was taking in all the information that was given and the entire experience was terrifying yet, enlightening and thrilling.