Katie’s family seemed to be complete. She had a toddler running around, a newborn baby by her side and her dear mother to help clean up all the mess. Katie was finally content and felt her life had meaning. Over time, the little toddler was moved to a permanent family and Katie was left to bring up Grayson. During all of this time, the local authorities tried to find Grayson’s biological family or some other connection to his past.
The only information they had was the biological mother’s first name and date of birth. Everyone was doing their best and really going out of their way to find some more information, unaware of what was about to happen. Sooner or later, Katie and the social workers came to terms with the fact that Grayson’s mother was nowhere to be found. Perhaps she didn’t want to be found. Katie was heartbroken for the baby.
She Was a Pro
Katie had gained so much experience with the children she fostered, and now all these new skills she had were about to be put to good use. They were about to be put to the test. The local social workers were on the phone. Katie was already caring for one little child when she was asked to take in another newborn baby. This was very challenging but also exciting.
The little newborn baby was abandoned in the hospital just a few days after being born and was in desperate need of love and a stable home. Even if a temporary one. Not only that, the newborn's mother was probably hooked on illegal substances which potentially made the baby a newborn addict. The baby had to go through several checkups before being given the all-clear and permission to leave the hospital. Was Katie up for this?
How Could She Refuse?
Katie couldn't say no. Although she already had a toddler at home, who was a handful in his own right, after hearing the bad start to life this baby was given, her heart couldn't refuse. She knew it was going to be extremely challenging. There was no doubt this was going to be a life changer for her, for the little boy at home, and of course, for the new baby. She also knew who to call for some backup.
Just like Katie, her mother couldn't find it in her heart to refuse and she agreed to move in for a few weeks, just to help out. Before she knew it, Katie found herself with a newborn baby and an extended family. One thing Katie didn't expect was naming the baby. As the baby was abandoned, he wasn't even given a name. She chose Grayson, as he came into her life with the grace of God. If only she would have known that Grayson's former life would soon sneak up and affect their home forever.
Split in Two
On one hand, she was thrilled that Grayson was still with her as she loved every moment of being with him. However, on the other hand, she was devastated for him. How could anyone abandon such a small precious baby? Why should Grayson deal with rejection at such a young age, and with knowing that his mother didn't want him?
Grayson was not like all the other foster children that came under Katie's roof. He made her a different woman, and for that, she had a great connection with him and she cared for him dearly. Katie needed him just as much as he needed her. She knew deep inside that it was their fate and that she was intended to be Grayson's mother. But how could she make this official?
Officially a Mother
Just before Grayson's first birthday, Katie received the biggest gift of all, and her dream of becoming a mother, and an official one, now came true. It all happened on May 25th, 2017 and Grayson was now Grayson Page. This was a new chapter in life both for Katie and her boy. She was thrilled and Grayson felt loved and secure. Katie felt this was not a good time to welcome any more children and wanted to strengthen the bond with her son. Boy was she wrong.
Katie was full of love to spread around and she could embrace others if needed, however, she wanted to take the time and give all the attention she had to Grayson. Because of his condition following his biological mother's habits, he was fragile. She enveloped herself around him, secured and assured him that she will always be with him no matter what. And then her phone rang.