I did a lot of praying, holding and comforting. There was a lot of screaming and crying as you and your brother detoxed meth. It was exhausting at times.
You and your brother could barely chew food and had been tied in car-seats your whole life. Bottles were your only nourishment and comfort. I used them for bonding and weaned them very slowly.
You knew only 20 words and most were not good words for a toddler to know. Toys were for breaking and using as weapons. You had enough anger and energy for 50 kids but....you are so very smart, you wanted to learn. So we began to teach you about God and life.
You learned about meal times and how to eat and chew. You have come so far but still have a ways to go in this area.
We have all taken turns sitting and teaching you how to play with toys appropriately.
You have had your first ever Thanksgiving, trip to the zoo, the aquarium and so many more field trips here with us. Your behavior has been "over the top hard" most days but you love us all and have come so very far. Its been a long hard road but you are worth it! We love you so much! God is doing a work in you!
You have grown from a toddler to a boy!
You have matured...some. :)
So we took you to Chuck E. Cheese and the next field trip we try, when things slow down, will be a museum. (I have to find one close by with dinosaur bones!)
|Look at Carolyn being so brave!!!She has a fear of mascots!|
Romans 3:20-24 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Love, Dad, mom, Stephen, Antonio, William, Carolyn, Zeke, Elizabeth, Timothy, Kinsley and baby "A"