I talked to Baby's case manager last week and once again she did not have a court date :( She is expecting one this week and she said hopefully we will get on the docket next week sometime. Good and bad....I don't want to keep dragging this out, but at the same time I don't want my baby to go!
Anyway....I have secretively (so my kids don't know) been packing up toys that are his, the clothes that belong to him, and other things that will need to go with my sweet pumpkin. To be totally honest part of me struggles with giving everything to aunt/uncle, but then the other part of me quickly overtakes and it's not about them, it's about providing for Baby!
We are thinking about throwing a "say goodbye to Baby" party (if there is enough transition time) before he goes. We will invite all our friends and family and they can all have a chance to say goodbye to Baby before he goes. He has impacted a lot of people! People could bring something for him (if they want) to send on to his new home (diapers/wipes/clothes/etc) to bless his aunt/uncle because they do not have a lot of money (yes, I realize this is in direct opposition to the feeling above! lol! but love always wins!!!) Of course they don't have to bring something to say goodbye. The most important thing I want to send with him is again, LOVE. I want people to hand-write a short message to Baby about how he changed their lives...something he did that they will always remember about him, or something physical like his smile/laugh (oh my gosh he's got a great one!!!) I'll compile them into a book to send with him. You out of town people start working on that! :) )
What about all of you??? Have any of you done this?? He's been here for so long and imagining him not in our lives is difficult, but I think sending him off in a positive way will help us all! :-)