Sunday, January 25, 2009

4 years ago....

Four years ago today, our lives changed forever! We were home in the early afternoon waiting impatiently. We were waiting for CPS to come and bring 2 children to our home. Two children we'd never met, one we couldn't communicate with, and they were going to be left at our home for us to care for! We were anxious, excited and scared! Then soon enough, Alexis and Tanner were here, Tanner came in with no shoes (because he kept taking them off in the car). Alexis would turn 5 the next week and Tanner was 3.5. We showed them their room, and whenever we would look at Tanner he would sign "I Love You" because that's one of the only signs he knew and he used it whenever he thought he would be in trouble! Less than 2 hours later the caseworkers left and there we were with 2 children!!

We never imagined that they would both stay for almost two years, nor did we ever dream that one of them would become our son! What a change the last 4 years have brought! Many blessings, fears, sadness, uncertainty and mostly more love than we could have ever thought possible!

What a mighty God we serve!

Here are a couple of pictures from that day.

3 comments:

Margaret said...

Wow, that was four years ago!! I praise God for your faithfulness through the hard times the last four years have brought and what excellent advocates you've been in both their lives.

Natalie said...

time flies! these children's lives have been blessed with you in their lives. Tanner is a gift from God to you both.

Rodriguez_Family said...

I can't believe it's been four years already. How is that possible? Tanner looked like such a baby when y'all first got him! I feel so privileged to be a part of your family!