Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Introducing...Matthew Ryan Jayden Barker

On January 30th we were finally able to complete Ryan's adoption. He came into our lives when he was just 5 weeks old and he will be 5 years old on the 10th. We have climbed mountians and tryed to hang on during the storm with him. It has been a tough road but I truly feel like we are on the right road. He and I still have lots of issues but we are working on them everyday. I know that my parenting skills need to improve but there are lots of things that need to improve. We do struggle everyday with his Sensory Issues but that does seem to be getting better the older he gets. I am very pleased to call him my son and to know that he will be a part of my life everyday. We hope that he enjoys his name of Matthew Ryan Jayden, now it fits with the girls and their "M" names. That was a nice surprise that we kept from him and the girls until the day of the adoption. He was not presented with his name like we had hoped but he seems to like it. Every now and then I will call him Matthew or Matt, his school asked him what he wanted to be called and he said "Ryan". So Ryan it is...but since I am your mom I can pick which name I want to call you on that day. I love you Matthew Ryan Jayden!!!!


Aunt Deb said...

Dee, I love all the pictures, especially the whole family with the judge. It was a very special day. Lots of Love
Aunt Deb

Mom said...

Hi Honey,
I love the pictures...Tiffany really captured the day. The ceremony was so nice...very emotional. I'm so happy for the family!
Love you,

Donna Elbourn said...

Did you get my last comment? I sent it a while ago how glad I was to see the new picture. Love you all much, Donna