Sunday, October 19, 2014

This is a photo that means more than most people realize.  Yes it's a picture of Eli and his coach after a tough loss at the championship game.  More importantly to me it's a photo showing exactly how far Eli has come in building relationships and valuing them.  He's learned to trust, to embrace the good times and lean on others in the tough times.  From a scared, distrustful boy of five years ago to a teenager who's future is expanding and bright....this photo represents his journey to a life of possibilities!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Look Out World He's Behind The Wheel

This totally blows my mind.  Five years ago we were teaching this tiny little boy how to ride a bike and now he is the proud holder of a driving permit.  
I am so proud of him.  He passed his test on the first try even after Mike and he had to dig up more proof that he is a citizen of the US.  Birth certificate, adoption paperwork and social security card were not proof.  Mike had to dig for his original permanent residency card.  Thank goodness I'm a paperwork junky and file everything.  He managed to go back to the court house and pass the test.  Step toward independence #1029