Today we picked the boys up with plans to go to an outdoor Christmas event in their community with their foster family. However Foster Nanny mixed up the dates and we found ourselves in downtown Ridgeway a week early with nothing to do. As a result we snuck away for a few hours of alone time with the boys.
We went to the park, to McDonald’s, and to Wal-Mart. Nothing really special, but our time together was wonderful. We received many compliments on our cute, well-mannered boys.
The boys have never really had a father figure in their life so they have really taken to Kevin. We heard a lot of “Daddy fix it.” and “Daddy do it please.” At one point I was walking towards the park with both boys and Kev decided to drive the van around to snag a closer parking spot. Jonathan looked up and asked, “Where’s Daddy going?” then called back with a wave, “Bye Daddy!” A bit earlier I stepped out of the van and Nicholas cried because, “Mommy was leaving.” They are taking to us really well.
At the same time we can see their happiness when we return them to Foster Nanny and the security they find in her home. I feel so blessed knowing they have been loved and cherished by their foster family the last two years. The attachment they have will make the transition very hard when they realize they will not be returning to her after the 10th. Please pray for their young minds and hearts to understand that they haven’t been abandoned by her.
This upcoming week they start visiting in our home, making it a bit easier on us and a bit harder on them – another transition that needs prayer.
Kate’s excited they are coming over tomorrow. She was at a birthday party today so she missed our visit but got some great one on one time with Oma. Thanks for checking in so frequently. It’s wonderful to see so many people following along with us. Kevin assures me he has a post coming soon.