Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Going with sad........

Mike just got home and confirmed what we already knew. Our little blue cupcake will be leaving us on Friday morning.

Not sure what this feeling is. I'm just going to go with sad. I'm thankful over the last few days we were able to get a lot more information than we originally had. As an Aunt I can't imagine doing anything differently than his Aunt is doing. So I get it and it makes a lot more sense now.

I wouldn't have done a thing different. I know we did exactly what we said we would do. We made a difference in a little boys life. We loved him like he was ours and was never leaving. The last eight weeks have been a blessing.

The sermon in church on Sunday was about putting others in front of yourself and how God gives us opportunity after opportunity to serve. When we as a family are ready we will open our home and our hearts to another new little cupcake.

Thank you so much for all of your prayers and hope. I pray that the transition for all of us is a smooth one.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holding on to Hope

Dearest Family & Friends -

As you know about 7 weeks ago we were placed with our little blue cupcake "Ponch". It has been an incredible 7 weeks. For those 7 weeks our prayers had been answered.

Well - we are needing some additional prayers now. Over the past few days we have learned of another family who had also submitted a home study on his behalf. They are a friend of the family and in the courts eyes are up there next to kin. Their home study was approved and barring any divine intervention "Ponch" will be placed with them.

We don't have much in the way of legal or actual rights to alter the decision that has been made. We have contacted a few people to let them know our thoughts and intentions - but it is out of our hands and in His.

Hope.....that's pretty much what we have now. Hope that our prayers are answered. It is going to be a long and difficult time till Tuesday as we wait to learn what will finally happen. We know that regardless of the outcome, our family has been blessed to have "Ponch" be part of it.

Please understand if phone calls or emails aren't returned right away. As a family, all 4 of us, we are going to push through these next few days together......and Hope.

God Bless
Mike, Tina, Hayden and "Ponch"