Our little boy is doing great. Yesterday, we visited his birth family and had a wonderful time. I feel like we gained more than the blessing of a baby boy with Jack in our lives. We also have the addition of his birth family, including his mom, great grandparents and uncles and aunt.
We went to church together last night and watched as one of Jack's uncles served for the first time. He did a great job. This uncle has a vast collection of stuffed animals and has given Jack a couple in the past. However, yesterday, he took out a stuffed dog and told us a couple of times, that the dog was a toy Jack could play with while he was at their house, that he would keep the dog there for Jack. Hee, hee. I have a feeling he was more than a little attached to that dog. This uncle takes very good care of Jack and us while we're visiting.
Jack took a dip in the pool with his birth mom and had a great time. Her grandmother gave Jack a huge rubber duck and a few small ones which have been added to his bath tub o' fun. We're in danger of running out of room for Jack!
Jack's birth mom also gave us a tour of her hometown. She's so proud of Jack and was excited to show him off at church and to a couple of friends back home. She starts basic training for the National Guard this September and I hear that her unit may be shipped out this spring. I pray for her safety. She is a member of our family now.
I'm looking forward to Fourth of July and the three day weekend. Oddly, I already feel like I'm on vacation. It's going to be hard to shake this mind set and actually get some work done this week.