Just wanted to give a quick update on how things are going with our little guy.
He has adjusted well since coming to live in our home. We are “Daddy” and “Mommy” to him and I don’t even know if he remembers our first names anymore. We are fine with Daddy and Mommy but it can get sticky around birth mom. But he made the choice (without us mentioning anything about those name) to call us that, so we go with it.
We love him so much and we are beyond blessed to have him in our home. He was the first one to for us to “parent” and no doubt we have made many, many mistakes, but we just keep taking one moment at a time and hope to make a difference in his life (even if it is just a small one).
He LOVES school! He is extremely social and loves to be with his “friends”. We are thankful that we have had no issues with him not wanting to go etc. He truly thrives on the routine of going to school. I never knew kindergartners had homework…but I have since learned, they do!!!
We still have our moments with behavior issues but I am sure it is that way with any 5 year old. His birthday is coming up and that will be fun to celebrate with him.
He loves, loves, loves his “Daddy”. There is no way to explain how much he loves Ryan, it is amazing to see.
He will eat literally ANYTHING we eat, now it might take him an hour to eat it (because he is talking and anything distracts him) but he loves him some food. He is constantly hungry and some meals eats more than I do. We are glad that he has a great appetite and is willing to try new things, even Brussel Sprouts!
We have court in November so we are hoping to learn more about the length of time we may have him. Things can change so quickly so we have learned to go with the flow and even the “flow” can become a “hurricane” pretty quick, but what happens in the end is always what the Lord wants to happen.
Thank you to each of you that has reached out with love and care, given advice, answered questions and just was an encouragement, it means the world to us as we continue on this journey.