Now they droppin’ and yellin’ it’s a tad bit late Nate Dogg and Warren G had to regulate

Remember how I shared with y’all that we were certified as foster parents?
Well, as of Thursday, we had a child placed with us, so therefore, we’re officially foster parents!

I can’t really share his name nor his pictures due to confidentiality reasons, so I decided to refer to him as Nate Dogg on this blog because growing up, Nate Dogg and Warren G’s Regulate was one of my favorite songs, and because I’ll probably mention him here and there while he’s with us (and the name might change. But for now, he’s Nate Dogg).

As I’m writing this, Nate Dogg is snoring away in his room.
We’ve had a long day.
It started out with the county foster home being on lockdown because someone came on campus with a weapon.
We were then stuck in Ventura for hours trying to get medical things that he needed.
We met the little dude a little before noon. We didn’t get home until after 4p. But we’re home. He’s getting used to this place.
He’s going to be with us for as little as a month or maybe over a year. Who knows. We’ll make the best of the time we have together.

The kid is cute.
He practically never stopped smiling from the moment he got into our car until he went to sleep in his new bed. And that smile could melt the hardest of hearts.

It’s been a day of all sorts of emotions ranging from joy (when the kid smiles) to heartbreak (when I woke him up to get him out of the car and inside our home, the first thing he asked for was his mom). But mostly, we’re all tired from the long day that we had.

There’s going to be a lot adventures to be had and a steep learning curve for us — especially for me, because my wife has to head out of town for the weekend for a Conference meeting. So it’s just the two of us until Saturday evening.
This could get interesting.

We are nervous and excited for the road ahead of us.
But for now, it’s bed time.

Oh. Just in case you’re wondering — that picture? It’s not a picture of me and the kid. Hmmm… maybe that’s should be his nickname.
(I currently think that is a hilarious joke. I might rethink that when this post goes live tomorrow morning)

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