Today-August 10th- marks one year ago Heidi Johnson and I awoke to a day scheduled to discuss "Baby J" with Indian Child Welfare of the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe . Like most mornings Heidi and I found ourselves sharing routine things like the bathroom mirror and morning pet responsibilities. However, there was a moment that wasn't filled with the mundane.It was filled with foreshadowing. That is, in the intimacy of our 15 year union, privacy of our home, and pangs of the mundane, I shared my belief the pending meeting with ICW was more than an initial consultation into foster care. It was a meeting to discuss our son. After our morning meeting with ICW, Heidi and I drove to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis and met Jakobe for the first time that afternoon.
Today, exactly one year later, through the reciprocal gift of adoption, "Baby J" became our forever son! Baby J's revised and full name is Jakobe Biidaasige Johnson.
We ask for you to continue keeping us close to your hearts and in your prayers. His medical fragility, tech dependency, developmental gains, and our journey as a family continues.Your accompaniment with us is welcomed and valued.
Please enjoy the YouTube video highlighting Jakobe's [and our] Journey of this past year.
Peter and Heidi