The door opened and the foster mom (who happened to be the same foster mom that took care of Jerik) walked into the room. She walked right up to me and laid our son in my arms. There were actually no tears, just HUGE smiles as I looked down at my precious baby boy and my three other kiddos surrounding him. It was a dream come true as we all stood there staring at him. This 6lb. baby boy was OUR SON.
Being able to share that moment as a family literally left me speechless. I don't remember much talking, I just remember us all being enthralled with him. It didn't take long before all the kids wanted to have their turn holding their baby brother. They passed him around, kissed him, touched his fingers, and put their cheeks against his. After a little bit I was able to give him a bottle before we had to leave.
We were not at the agency long because of the weather, but we were okay with that. We couldn't wait to take off as a family of 6 and head back to our host home for snuggles!
Before leaving we took a few pictures as a family, of our son with his foster mom, and then also some with just Danny and I. His foster mom went over a few things with us, explained his routine since he had left the hospital at 2 days old. We then put him in his car seat, bundled up all the kids, said our goodbyes, and took off! It all seemed like such a blur, and then there we were, driving with four kids in the back seat. Danny and I could not have been happier!
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!