Elias In Our Family

Way back on July 1st Elias moved into our home and became a central part of our family. Go HERE to read more about why Elias is with us and his background. His six months in our home is quickly coming to an end. He moves back in with the Clows on December 31st.

eandmElias, who turns three in December, and Mike are the best of buddies. While everyone in our home cares for and loves Elias, it is Mike who is wrapped around Elias’ heart. The two of them share the majority of meals and story time and hammock time. Mike (who Elias refers to exclusively as Chino) and Elias are best buddies.

Lately Elias has been full of “thank you,” “please” and “your welcome.” He is using pronouns…kind of. And, is watching mostly Spanish language cartoons. It is a daily battle to get him to finish a meal inside of an hour and he has developed a weird love/hate relationship with bugs.

eIt has been wild to have a two-year-old in our home again. At 44 and 45-years-old we are, well, let’s just face, the wrong age to keep up with a toddler. But, it is not our energy, or week backs Elias wants. He wants to be loved. We have tried to love him, and discipline him and raise him biblically. Elias has had to learn how to transition from the Clow’s energetic home (5 kids) to our boring home (1 teenager), but he has done well.

We look forward to the final six weeks with Elias in our home. When the Clows get back to Honduras on December 31st we will miss Elias, even though he will only be three blocks away. Our home is better with Elias in it.