Nick's mom and dad had to come separately because they were at their house in Ruidoso and had nothing to do with the dog. Dianne arrived and instantly fell in love. She, too, cooked and cleaned... we told her numerous times to just take a break! Each morning she took W out to the back porch, watched the hummingbirds and sat with him. Jim came as her flight took off and we knew as the man he might not be cleaning as much! Nick was just so excited to hang out with him and just relax. They did little projects and again, we did a lot of sitting on the back porch enjoying life. We enjoyed a pool day with him as well! (W was right inside with the monitor!)... The week began winding down and it was time for him to go. It was so hard to say goodbye to everyone. It was like this time I kept waiting for, wondering how it would go, waiting and knowing it would be special and then the week came and went as time goes by... and just travels way too fast...
So here we are. Our little family figuring it out. The great thing is we both talk to the parents all of the time. It's not the same as being in the room, but it's special. Our parents are our heroes. I wish I could put into words what all of this and what all of them mean to me and to us. It cannot be found with words. Walker is so lucky and blessed to be in this family. We may not be a huge family, but the love of each side wraps around us and shines brightly. Time cannot slow down so we absorb each minute. We take nothing for granted. And we just keep thanking God this is us.
|First Day Home in Swing|
|Back Porch Sittin'|
|I made it a week!|