A Day on the Town

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.

4 thoughts on “A Day on the Town

  1. Laura Blackman says:

    Hi Stacey,
    Words can’t express how happy I am for you and Kevin and Katy. What wonderful news! I just read some of your blogs so I could get the details. I can hardly wait to see pictures of your new sons. My mind is already imagining the games you’ll be playing, the family meal times, bedtime rituals now extending to include 2 little boys. I’m glad I know it wasn’t in God’s plan for us to adopt or I’d be jealous! Instead, I’ll remember you in my prayers and rejoice with you in this wonderful (again words are not enough) plan for your lives. Ages 2 + 3 are perfect for Katy. She’ll get to “mother” them too! It sounds like she is going to enjoy being the “big” sister.
    Time for me to get ready for church, but I couldn’t let another day go by without your hearing from me and my support.


  2. Barry says:

    It’s so exciting reading about your expanded family, and can’t wait to meet the boys. So nice to hear the transition is going well for all of you. Looking forward to more updates from you, and at least one or more from Kevin too!


  3. Kathy Hay says:

    Bob and I just read your blogs and I sobbed through them. You are amazing parents and we love you both! All that God has given you is so very amazing and all that you give to others is equally cherished!


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