I’m having to write this to keep my raging mind at ease. I’m shaking and sick to my stomach. Today the fate of our sweet baby Everett will be (somewhat) determined. Whether we can work towards adoption or work towards him getting placed back with his mom. I feel like I can’t breath. My whole body aches. We knew it was a possibility, but the chances were so great for adoption that we pushed it far, far out of our minds. We are asking for every one of our friends to please pray with us this morning. We know so many of you love and care for us and our little ones. We know you all want what is best for these little souls. For them to grow up in a Christian home, and not to be “foster children” their whole lives. For them to skip the pain of parental visits week after week.
So today, I’m going to focus this post on what our big brother E has accomplished. He has become so independent over the last few months. We are so proud of him.
He now picks out his clothes and shoes to dress himself every morning.
He can brush his own teeth (but we only let him on special occasions.)
He throws away Everett’s diapers.
He feeds the puppies every morning (by himself.)
He can clean his room on his own (working with him on making his bed.)
He helps me bring the wet clothes from the washer to the dryer and also helps unload the dryer.
He loves to cook in his kitchen when I’m cooking in mine.
He remembers things at an incredibly rate, even after being introduced to something/someone only once.
We haven’t formally started any schooling…he is only 3. He knows his shapes and ABC’s pretty well. He doesn’t know his colors or numbers, though the other day he did count to 8 by himself. He gets stuck on a favorite color (Red), and number (11), and will actually call everything red and tell everyone he is 11. It’s pretty funny. Mostly I’m proud of him when it comes to memorizing scripture. He has Ephesians 6:1 memorized and Genesis 1:1. He also is learning all the books of the bible Old and New.
We love our little buddy and we feel pretty confident he is here to stay. I can’t disclose anything on here, but we will definitely let you know when everything is final. They say we could have 7 or so more months before we can start celebrating…but it could be shorter…any day really.
He loves water. Sprinkler, beach, pool, creek, bathtub…bring it on!