In my last post, I explored the possibility of doing a more personal post instead of my stream of fiction. I was still on the fence about it until a few days ago, when my wife mentioned that she may take up blogging. As of right now, she hasn’t, but, if she eventually does, the tidbit of information I’m about to share would come out. Although, I’m pretty sure my brother may have mentioned it in one of his posts….
In addition to Baby E (who turned 9 yesterday), my wife and I are now the parents of a 13 year old girl.
We met her when she was being fostered by my brother’s significant other. When the question of a permanent home for this young woman came up, Mrs. Revis and I offered take her in. After some legalities, and a brief period of weekend visits, we were officially granted custody in December of 2019. This led to more legalities, and a bumpy road through Child Services (which, from my experience with them, is understaffed, underappreciated, and undertrained) while we worked on getting her permanently. Then, back in January, we got our date in front of the judge and Baby J (as my wife decided to call her on here) officially became ours.
I am now the father of two daughters. They get along together pretty well, most of the time. Like any siblings, it’s not 100% of the time, but it’s not very often that they bicker. Usually, if one of them starts getting on the other’s nerves, they’ll go to separate rooms and do their own thing for a while and the animosity doesn’t last more than an hour or two. Then, they’re back to playing and laughing together.
It was a long journey. It wasn’t easy. And, we’ve got a new road to follow. One as a new family. It won’t be perfect. There will be times that it won’t be easy either. Ultimately, however, I believe it will be worth it and that we’ll all be better for having gone through it together.