So, today is the big day!! Tuck and I both got up around 8 ish and got ready for our 10 am meeting with Darius. We each grabbed a last cup of coffee from "Barista", the coffee place in Circus, Circus, then packed up our stuff and checked out. We got to the church a little early and kind of drove around the building trying to guess where the house might be since Darius said that it was "right behind the church". We discovered that behind a fence on the back side of the church, there are, indeed some homes, and figured that it must be one of these. Darius showed up right at 10 am and we followed him out of the church parking lot, through a locked gate (yes, the house is in a "gated" community) and to the house, which does sit just on the other side of that fence as we suspected. Now I have to confess that I was kind of expecting some sort of hovel and found myself very pleasantly surprised. This is a 4 bedroom home, fully furnished and it looks relatively new.
After getting a tour of the house and unloading Tucker's stuff out of my suitcase, we headed to the nearest grocery store (Vonn's) to load up on some groceries. Joseph joined us which gave us an opportunity to get to know him a little better. He loves to cook and was intrigued by Tucker's PKU and wants to cook some for him. Gotta love that!! Once back at the house, I took a pic of all the guys.
I hugged him tight, shed a few tears, said goodbye and left my boy in God's hands. I think he's gonna be ok.