We would appreciate your prayers for him. His story isn't quite at an end yet, but we hope that he will find stability and security soon. I guess it's ok if I tell you all that the reason he couldn't stay was that he is native American and the tribe wants him with a family that is native. We wouldn't mind a few prayers for our family as well. Even with weeks of packing, goodbye parties at church, last dinners with friends, and photoshoots to remember him by, it still feels so sudden to have him just drive away and be gone. Paige was devastated after he left, and was sobbing in her room for quite a long time. It kills me to see her like that. After a while my husband tried to cheer everyone up by taking us to see a movie together, which turned out to be a great idea. (Big Hero 6 is great, btw!) We splurged on the big popcorn and a slurpee and Ace fell asleep on my chest, which is my favorite. It was pretty nice.
The strangest part so far has been seeing his empty crib in the morning and his empty space in the backseat of our car. I'll miss the games I used to play with him in the car when we took him to visits every week that would make him explode with that hilarious cackle-laugh that was exclusively his. :O)
I'm so sad that I'll never get to introduce you all to his cute little face! He really was an adorably sweet and lovable little pumpkin. We will miss him very much. But he will be in our prayers always.