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