Mike and I have 4 daughters, we have never parented a boy.
This made it doubly exciting when E-- arrived in our home. This was a whole new ball game for us.
This boy was a blessing in our home.
Our family rallied around him. A new positive energy was springing up all over the place.
We had FUN with E---. He was fun and funny, this helped create a common good for our family.
Interestingly Mike was the last one to fall in love with E---. But, when he did he was all in.
E--- was the first one he said "HEY!" to when he came home from work everyday. He bathed E---, played with him and watched "football news" with him every night.
Our first experience in foster care has been a good one.