I have totally and utterly fallen in love with this guy…

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For those of you who are part of the IC family you might remember me briefly sharing how we were taking in my teenage nephew.  He became a big brother to my kids and we welcomed him into our home to be part of our family.

Zack made the decision to move back home. He will be leaving tomorrow. I am a bit of a wreck right now.  So I am going to take the week off of blogging in an attempt to try to get my head on straight and be able to go at least 30 minutes without crying.

Thanks in advance for your understanding!

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  1. Oh Beckie —

    I am so sorry. Thinking about you.

    ((hugs))
    Jen

  2. Oh hang in there. That's so sad. Its wonderful he fit in so well and it turned into such a positive experience.

  3. I know how much you have enjoyed having him there with you! I am so sorry! Sending love and hugs your way!

  4. Beckie,there is nothing more important than family… and it sounds like you, your husband and kids have been good family members to Zack. The importance of that is most certainly not lost on Zack. I am so sorry that you are going through this. He looks like a wonderful young man.

  5. Beckie ~ I'm wishing you well this week as you adjust to his absence. Big hugs,
    Kate

  6. I'll be crying with you b/c my {step}daughter is moving away to college tomorrow…I'm so sad! So *hugs* from a reader who can certainly relate! 🙁

  7. It is so amazing how when we help others and make an impact on their lives, they are also making an impact on ours. I am so glad that your family has been blessed by your kindess and generosity! I am sorry that you are saddened I will be praying for you all!

  8. ((HUGS))

    How neat that he was able to spend time with your family and what a wonderful thing that he will leave knowing how much you love him and will miss him!

  9. Oh, that is sweet that you welcomed him so lovingly. Hope that this week brings some healing for you.

  10. Awww Beckie. I'm so sorry. I know how much you prepared and put your heart into this. Just imagine all the good you have done for him in a short time!! You and your hubby are so awesome. God is good.

  11. aw beckie, i am so sorry! i truly hope that whatever happens is best for your nephew. i know your kids will really miss him as will you. you guys are in my thoughts as you cope.

  12. aw beckie, i am so sorry! i truly hope that whatever happens is best for your nephew. i know your kids will really miss him as will you. you guys are in my thoughts as you cope.

  13. aw beckie, i am so sorry! i truly hope that whatever happens is best for your nephew. i know your kids will really miss him as will you. you guys are in my thoughts as you cope.

  14. aw beckie, i am so sorry! i truly hope that whatever happens is best for your nephew. i know your kids will really miss him as will you. you guys are in my thoughts as you cope.

  15. Beckie,
    I so sorry he is leaving! I totally understand after having our neice live with us and watching her leave. It is so hard. But I know you and Tim made a lasting impact on him that will affect him for the rest of his life. All we can do now is turn it over to God.

  16. I am sure he will always remember this special time with you guys as well.

    Was it all the decorating? He just couldn't take it anymore?
    (just trying to make you smile)
    🙂

  17. Hey Beck-
    My dad filled me in on how great Zach was doing with you guys and what a great infuence you've been on him. I'm sure it'll be hard to say goodbye. Praying for you today.

  18. Hang in there Beckie! What a wonderful opportunity you gave both him and your kids. We'll miss you and be thinking of you.

  19. I am so sorry to hear that Zack will be leaving you soon! I'll be praying for both you and him… I know it will be an adjustment on both sides!!

  20. Here's something that might cheer you up…I just became your 2,000 follower (long time rss feed subscriber but decided to follow instead!)

    Sorry that he decided to go back home but I'm sure he will always remember your kindness & love!

  21. Thinking of you as your family adjusts once again. These past few months will be a time that he NEVER ever forgets. Sounds like you won't forget them eigher….

  22. I have always admired people who can take in family/friends who are going through a difficult time. I am sure whatever situation your nephew is/was dealing with that it has made him a stronger person. You are a truly special person to have welcomed in to your home. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family as you adjust to your loss.

    BTW my niece (who is spending the night tonight) thinks he is a H-0-T-T-I-E!!! lol (gotta love twelve year olds!)

  23. So sorry! Hang in there! I hope all this works out for the best in the end. Who knows…maybe he'll be back. 🙂

  24. awww, man! that's too bad, he looks like such a nice young man, I can see how you'd miss him!

  25. I am sure he knows and understands you..
    there is an old french song which ı remind myself.. about my kids sometimes..
    the little birds who fly away.. will come back when they need.. at their nests..
    love.. and hugs..

  26. All things work together for good, but it still hurts doesn't it? I'm sure the kids are going to miss him like crazy too. Praying for you and your family.

  27. beckie – i woke up in the middle of the night & the Lord brought you to mind. trust Him.

    my son lived with my sister for a few months when he was young. they have an amazing bond as a result of her opening up her home & heart to him.

    i'm praying that you will feel a peace about his leaving.

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