Our life has changed dramatically in the last two weeks, and naturally everyone wants to know how it's going. My answer? I can hardly begin to describe how it's going, but I will try.
First, we love our boys. They are sweet, adorable, funny little guys. I found superhero hoodies with capes at Target, and they have been wearing them almost every day. [For the purpose of this blog, I will refer to the boys according to their hoodie selection: Batman and Superman. In spite of his Canadian citizenship, my husband has been dubbed Captain America. I wanted to be Captain America, but was told I had to be Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, or some other woman. No fair. I'll settle for Mrs. Captain America, I guess.] Anyway, within hours of arrival, Batman had named his lion (seen on the bed in the bedroom prep pictures here and here) "Concord." When asked where the name Concord came from, he replied, "My head." Well, okay then. Superman has named his koala bear, too: "Koala Bear."
Second, I am sick with one of those migrating colds. On the first day, my voice was as deep as Captain America/Canada's. The second day involved a lot of sore puffy glands in my neck and a stuffed nose. Today, I feel like Kathleen Kelly in You've Got Mail:
...minus the fever, thankfully. So far, everyone else is healthy. Let's pray they stay that way.
Finally, foster care is intense. We only met the boys two weeks ago. Now, they depend on us completely. Figuring out how to function as a family and meet their needs involves a lot of challenges. We are so thankful for family, friends, and church family who have supported us in so many ways, especially meals, gifts, and prayers. People have told us that you can't do foster care alone; you have to let people help you. They were SO right. We need you!
Thanks so much for the support.