Last Tuesday, October 25, became a landmark day in our lives: the day our family grew. We are super stoked to announce that we are now the foster parents to little Myron Kimara. To some of you this may be a huge shock and (hopefully) a pleasant surprise; to others you may know we have been in this process for over a year now and will share our excitement to be finally here! Nothing ever happens as you anticipate it though. We had become guarded, accepted how long (and slow) things take, so were caught off guard when we were given five days notice of Myron’s arrival.

Myron is about two years old and has a huge amount of energy! His last home was St Jude’s Children’s Home, which is just around the corner from us, so he hasn’t moved very far. We are learning a lot on this journey together and have jumped into the deep end of ‘parenthood’. We are so blessed with how quickly it seems Myron is settling in and bonding with us. We are truly thankful to the awesome community in Gulu around us who have been so incredibly supportive and encouraging to us (particularly to the fantastic cooking team who have delivered us home cooked meals and the faithful servant Dr Nick who has made two house-calls so far); thankful to our dear friends from afar who have prayed for us, loved us, counselled us, and been on the other end of whatsapp for on-call advice; thankful to Myron who at the moment is of course the brightest, funniest, cheekiest, cutest little toddler we have ever seen; and of course thankful to God for making all things possible and for giving us the opportunity to give Myron a loving (yet somewhat crazy) home. He hasn’t got a good an Aussie accent yet, but give us time. And we thought maybe this week was too early to teach him how to read – maybe next week…

With much love,

Dan, Jodes and Myron


13 responses »

  1. Jen says:

    Congratulations Jode and Daniel Unterrheiner. You two will be great parents! May you experience every possible parenting joy with this little man. 💟

  2. Philip Watson says:

    This is how I see it!
    Dan & Jodes came to Northwood UK and joined our Church – Fairfield.
    They blessed us greatly as a church in all their love and ministries.
    They came and ate in my home on many occassions and blessed not just my wife and I but my family.
    They go to Uganda and have never stopped blessing the people there both in teaching, be it farming or furnetics whatever it’s called. They have now been BLESSED with dear Myron and he is one lucky boy to have such fun parents.
    They have the teenage years to come – Good luck with that one. May God continue to pour out His blessing to you both as you learn this wonderful route of parenthood…..With my warmest greetings and prayerful best wishes and LOVE
    Philip Xxxx

    ps If they ever needed a reference for anything – I would be at the front of the queue.

    • Thank you so much Philip! Think we need to add you to our referee list on our CVs 🙂 Your beautiful family and all of Fairfield blessed us greatly indeed! We received way more than we gave!
      Thanks for the lovely welcome to Myron. I can’t wait until you meet him one day in the flesh 🙂 xxx

  3. Yee tuk says:

    He’s absolutely lovely and looks so happy 😊

  4. bernicecolin says:

    Sent from Surface

  5. cassie says:

    Hi Myron!! You are soooo cute 🙂 And we are so happy for you Dan and Jody. Love Cas n Az xo

  6. Sharyn and Struart says:

    Dan and Jody and Myron, woohoo congratulations!!!! What a wonderful journey you have embarked on. You will be amazing parents. Myron is tooo gorgeous. We are so happy for you. With love and best wishes Steuart and Sharyn. (And you already know my opinion on the reading…it is never to early to start lol).

  7. Paul says:

    Wow; this is wonderful. No wonder you’ve not been on facebook recently – learning to become parents and surviving on little sleep! Great to hear that you are all bonding well. This is lovely news!

  8. Paul says:

    Wow; this is wonderful news! Lovely photos. Welcome to parenthood! He looks gorgeous. No wonder you’ve not been on facebook lately; got your hands full now!

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