Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Family and Friends, Meet Newt!

We have a new family member this week. A couple of weeks ago, an 11-year-old young man came for a weekend visit for the purpose of us all getting acquainted. It was a good weekend, ending with his desire to return, and our feeling was the same.

Yesterday was the arrival day, and we arranged to meet the caseworker who was transporting him. After moving his clothing and possessions to our car, we had lunch with Daniel and a friend of his, and the young lady who is their group leader. The rest of our day was filled with errands, so today was the time for unpacking and setting up his room. Earlier this morning, we enrolled him in school, and he will start tomorrow as a local sixth grader.

The explanation behind the nickname, Newt? It's a name he brought from his birth family. He's been Newt for a long time, so that works for this forum, also!

We're looking forward to the next few months, and how things may develop for Newt and his family.

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