We had the kids again this weekend - well, for an extended weekend. We had them for 5 days this time. It was nice to see them again! We picked up right where we left off - in fact, it was much better this time. I guess we've gotten used to each other just a bit. Things were a little more familiar than the first visit we had together. For all of us.
Managing 4 kids was actually pretty easy. Joe joked that we had to play zone defense instead of man-to-man. I am honestly surprised how easy it was - dare I say it: it felt natural and quite normal. Neither of us felt overwhelmed.
Yes, there are still some kinks that need to be worked out. Yes, we still need more time to be sure. And yes, nothing is a done deal - on either side. But logistically, this is definitely doable.
We are thankful for the time we had together. And we are thankful that things are becoming a bit clearer.
The mom has already agreed to another visit next week. We'll see if that actually happens. I was expecting her to disappear again. But she told the social worker she is interested in moving forward. We shall see.
More time together would definitely be a good thing. That could offer more clarity. And seeing clearly when making life-changing decisions is a good thing. A very good thing.
And so we still move forward in faith... not knowing what tomorrow holds, but knowing the Holder of tomorrow.
I honestly can't wait to see where this is all going. There has already been so many blessings along the way. Regardless of what the end result is - we have already seen some purpose in this journey.
Sometimes it's not about where you're going, but how you get there....