75 days…so hard to believe it has only been 75 days since we saw that blonde headed, brown eyed boy for the first time in person and were introduced as Ryan and Renae to a little guy that needed a new family. And to be completely transparent we were probably just as scared as he was that Wednesday afternoon in July. Every once in awhile he will mention to us something like “Mom do you remember…” and mention a detail about that first meeting, so it is en-grained in his mind as much as it is in ours.
We have had good days, bad days, terrible days and this weekend we had TWO amazing days! This past Saturday and Sunday were the two best days so far. He was just a different little boy. We went to bed Saturday night and Ryan said to me…”all day I was wondering when the shoe was going to drop”…meaning when we would see the little man that we were used to. But it seems maybe we have had a major break thru. We hope he understands as much as a little 5 year old mind can, that we love him, that we are going to take care of him, that no matter what he does or says that we will still give him food to eat, a bed to sleep in, etc. He really truly is a sweet little boy and when he wraps his arms around your neck just to tell you he loves you, all the hard times seem to melt away.
We have had so many friends, family, etc tell us they are praying for us and random text messages just to encourage and fun mail just to let us know they are thinking about us. It has been amazing to watch how this little guy has affected so many other lives in our little “circle” in such a short amount of time.
He has a birthday this month and it will be fun to celebrate him on that day! We truly feel blessed.