Dear Friends and Family,
We found out yesterday that Big Boy will be leaving us.
This is actually great news on his part and there is peace on every side – though we will miss him greatly.
His Dad and Girlfriend are making excellent progress and worked very hard on open issues since the last court hearing.
All of the agencies involved agree that his parents will begin gradual unsupervised visits and that Big Boy can and should live with his Dad’s Girlfriend’s Family.
The perks to this are many for Big Boy. It truly seems to be to his benefit. Here are a few:
1. The family he will live with is also the foster home for his sister. He will be reunited! He has had sibling visits, but to LIVE with her, will be a dream come true for him.
2. The family Big Boy will live with are licensed supervisors to visits. That means Big Boy’s Dad and Girlfriend can come to the Big Boy’s foster home each night and participate in all of the kids’ bedtime routines…Big Boy WILL GET TO SEE HIS DAD EVERY DAY!
His Dad will only live 4 blocks from him. This is HUGE for Big Boy!
It is amazing how the timing of God is perfect.
3 months ago, this family requested Big Boy to come, however, there were issues of instability that caused our agency (and us) to not be in agreement with moving him. However, now that these issues seem to be solved, everyone is in agreement that this is in Big Boy’s best interest.
Furthermore, the family wishes for us to continue to be part of Big Boy’s life. They asked where he goes to church and wondered if we might be willing to bring him to church when it fits in their schedules. There were hugs and tears – and I couldn’t help but think of the beauty God has made of Big Boy’s painful situation. There are multiple inroads to the family in regards to things of God and a little five year old boy who has given his heart to Christ and prays regularly on his own volition. Yes, it seems God is wrapping up a present for this family to open. Prayerfully, they will taste and see that Lord is good.
Big Boy’s last day with us will be next Thursday.
I plan on bringing my camera with me this Sunday to church. If you want for him to have a picture taken with you to take with him in his Goodbye Album we are making, please let me know. I will snap your picture and make sure it is included!
In closing, I will say that Big Boy often prayed to God asking to please let him go home. His heart has and always will long for his Daddy and home. It was a pleasure to be able to tell him today that God answered his prayers. God has heard him. Though he may not live with his Daddy yet, he is going to be able to see him every day.
Thank you to all who have poured your love on our precious little foster boy!
Jeff and Dana