Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Transformation Tuesday: Micah

Micah was born on December 20th, 2014 with heart disease. He arrived at New Day Foster Home when he was about 6 months old.

We quickly fell in love with this sweet little boy with big, beautiful eyes.

Micah continued to grow strong and he was able to have the heart surgery he needed a shortly after arriving.

A few months later he joined a local foster family!

December 2015 was a busy month for Micah as he celebrated both his first birthday and his first Christmas.

Micah kept getting bigger and bigger as he learned to walk and explore.

We also loved seeing how much he loved his foster mama!

Soon after his second birthday Micah was able to start preschool!

He wasn't too sure what to think of it at first but soon learned that there were so many fun things to play with, especially the play kitchen!

It has been an honor to watch Micah grow.

Micah will soon join his forever family and though we will miss him we are thrilled for this sweet little boy!
Monday, August 21, 2017

Celebrating Austyn

We take celebrating birthdays very seriously here at New Day. Once a month the children are gathered and the birthday boys and girls get to enjoy their very own birthday party. We sing and clap, light candles and eat the cake. Presents are often handed out and everyone is (usually!) happy.

This week we celebrated one of our very special boys, Austyn!

Since Austyn arrived at New Day 4 years ago we have had the honor of celebrating so many milestones with him.

When he arrived Austyn was 6 years old and not able to sit up. We have seen him learn to move, crawl, and finally walk on his own!

We have watched as he has learned to drink and eat solid foods.

We have seen him learn to trust people and interact with those around him.

We love hearing his loud laughter and his shrieks of enjoyment fill the room.

Austyn has celebrated countless holidays and with us and we love celebrating with him.

We are so proud of him and all of the progress that he has made.

Now, Austyn is 10, which means he has had 4 New Day birthday parties. Our sweet boy has reached double digits and continues to amaze us as he grows.

We have one wish for Austyn as he blows his candles out, that this is the last birthday he celebrates without his forever family.