Friday, May 18, 2018

Planting Flowers!

Every year Cummins donates money for flowers and then comes to help us plant everything. 
The flowers arrived and everybody got to work planting them!


Owen and Catherine were a huge help.




The little kids may not have been the biggest helpers, but they sure are cute!




We are very thankful for their generous donations and hard work and enjoy the flowers all summer long!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Transformation: Hudson


Hudson arrived at New Day Foster Home 5 1/2 years ago when he was a little over a year old. He had already has heart surgery and his bio from when he arrived says, "Hudson will need therapy and braces for his orthopedic issues, and we hope that on top of meeting those needs for him, we will be able to care for Hudson and give him the love that his little heart needs."



We have had the privilege to see Hudson grow and to see his heart learn how to love.



When looking through pictures for this most it was almost impossible to narrow them down. Hudson has always been so photogenic and it doesn’t take long for him to win hearts with his big smile that has only grown bigger.



We have celebrated each birthday with Hudson and cheered him on as he blew out his candles.





We have celebrated countless holidays and he has taken part in many New Day traditions.






Hudson moved in with a local foster family shortly after arriving and we saw him thrive in the love of a family. We love seeing the bond that has formed between his foster mama and him and how he loves his foster siblings.





We have seen Hudson grow as he has learned at school. From preschool to the backyard school Hudson had always worked hard and has been a great student. He is also a great friend!






We have seen Hudson overcome obstacles and gain mobility. He worked hard in therapy and we found creative solutions to help him every step of the way.







Most importantly, we have watched as Hudson has lived life it's fullest. We have watched his joy fill a room and laughed alongside him. His sweet, silly personality has shined as we've watched him grow up.







Now, Hudson will join his family. The family that will be his forever. We, and especially his foster family, will all miss him, but are so grateful for that after 5 1/2 year he is going home forever.