t was Friday morning and before heading to see Coyer we stopped at CVS to print a few pictures and grab breakfast. I was standing by the picture machine with my dad waiting for our prints when I got a call from our agency. Seeing their number show up at that time of the morning made my heart drop and I quickly answered. I was SHOCKED. The director was on the phone and told me all the paperwork went through really fast and we had clearance to take Coyer HOME. I quickly hung up and told my dad the news before we went to find Danny and my mom in the store. We were all so excited and had to decide what to do next.
Since all the paperwork was complete, there was no reason we needed to go to the agency, so we were able to go straight to Peggy’s house to pick him up and could leave the state whenever we wanted. This was NOT what we expected. We planned on staying through the weekend, but this was the best news we could have received.
We decided there was no need for us to spend extra time in Texas, other than to sightsee and we would rather just start making the 14+ hour drive home, since we didn't know how that would go with a toddler.
As we walked up to Peggy’s door my mom took this picture and I’m so thankful. This moment is still engraved in my memory. I was filled with so much joy because I couldn’t wait to take our son home, but I also knew the sadness this would bring Peggy. She had cared for Coyer and loved him like her own, and it hurt me knowing she would have to say her goodbyes. It was in this moment I grew a great love for her, one that will never change.
With Full Hands and an Open Heart- Kansas Fergen
Hi, I'm Kansas! I wish we could be doing this face to face over coffee. Maybe someday, till then this will have to do!