Like Waiting on Christmas!!!


Well the children had an absolute blast at Santa camp, go figure!!! We dropped them off Friday night and picked them up Sunday afternoon.

The entire weekend I keep saying, “Can you believe we just dropped them off like that?” It felt so strange. We’ve been to enough cancer camps as a family to know that there was a 99.9% chance that they would have the time of their lives! Strangely all we’ve taught the boys abut good hygiene, they apparently checked at the door! Bowen was so dirty that I didn’t even recognize him, literally! He never even changed into his pajamas, Gross!!!! In fact he was wearing the same clothes as I dropped him off in, only with a few layers on top of them!!! I guess I still have some work to do before I let them (the boys) go to summer camp for a week without us!


Mason & Bowen with Devon and Justin Evers. The boys must have made a pact to not shower or brush their teeth for the weekend. I’m sure it must have been all those Evers’ boys idea. Ha!!! Ha!!!!!!


Adelaine and Misty & Sesly Evers. The girls bunked together which was like old times from this summer. I’m sure this helped get them through those nights without their moms!


At noon on Sunday the camp had a butterfly release in honor of the campers who’ve past away since last year. It was sweet and beautiful. We have so much to be thankful for.

As for our sweet baby girl, not yet!!!! On Monday we received a call for two girls. One was a newborn, but the other was older than Bowen so we knew that this was not the right match for us. (We feel that for our family, it is important that the children keep their natural birth order.) However, it was reassuring to get the call, at least we know that the system is working. I was beginning to wonder if by changing agencies we fell into a black hole or something. (We changed agencies because the one we were with usually only places older children from their live-in foster facility. It could be a very long wait before they had any infant /toddlers, so we wanted an agency that more fit what we were looking for.)

Anyway, the call was reassuring. We know the system is working, there are just no matches right now. With each passing minute a little girl could come in, we just have to be patient. It breaks my heart to think about. I can only imagine how it would feel to be taken away from all you’ve ever known. It makes me feel good to know that there are families that do care and will be there to help these children pick up the pieces. I am so thankful that God has called our family for such a purpose. Its fun waiting, hoping, anticipating what God is about to do. Please continue to pray for us and the little girl. Please pray that when we get the phone call we will know for sure if this is the match God has planned for us.

Angela

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