Another month is finished and now we have seen the end of 4 months with our little guy. So hard to believe that last October we didn’t even know this little man existed and now he has affected every area of our lives and been woven into our little family like he has always lived with us.
Friday is a big day for us, we have our first court hearing (Permanency Review hearing) with him. Honestly we have no idea what to expect but we are going into it positive and praying for the best outcome. We have left it in the Lord’s hands and know He will do what is best for EVERYONE! Our appointment is first thing in the morning but we have been warned that we could be there all day. I am going prepared; snacks, games, toys, books, crayons, etc. We don’t know what we will learn, we don’t know what the process looks like, we don’t know if the judge will think we are doing a good job with him, we don’t know if the child attorney will feel like we have done enough to help him; we don’t know…but GOD does. He has a wonderful caseworker who has seen major changes in him since he has come to live with us, so we go in knowing we have done what we can and have felt best for him
We have had some fun milestones over the last month. He has learned how to tie his shoes, he turned six years old, he is doing amazing academically in school, we did family pictures together, he had his first “sleepover” at a friends house. It has been a busy month. Each day we see more of his real personality. Each day we get more and more attached to him. Several days he has told us he never wants to leave and would be sad and cry if he had to leave. Many days our parenting skills have been tested. Many days we have fallen short but everyday we have loved that little boy more and more and are so blessed that we have had him in our home. His smile is infectious and he has a belly laugh like I have never heard before.
This little boy has changed our lives drastically, for the better and we can’t wait to see what is to come.