Going to the principal’s office is never an event a child looks forward to. The long walk down the hall, dreading the first steps into the office, reminds the child of what they did wrong.
One schoolboy felt this same hesitancy walking down the long school hallway to meet his principal. But little did he know, this meeting would be far different than what he expected.
Rylee stood outside the principal’s door waiting to find out what he was in trouble for. But then his parents, Ryan and Diane Potter, opened the door.
When Rylee came in, he started to tell his parents about his day so far at school. Then, confused as to why they were there, he asked, “Where are we going?”
With an alarmed look on his face, Rylee thought he would soon feel the weight of being told he was in trouble.
Then his parents asked him a question he did not expect.
“What do you think about having some brothers and sisters?” his dad asked. “That would be great,” Rylee said wide-eyed, still confused.
Then his mom broke the news that would leave him completely stunned. “Guess what … you’re going to be a big brother,” she told Rylee.
The couple had been in the process of adopting and had finally gotten the approval to bring the foster children to their forever home.
Rylee would soon have five new siblings, four brothers, and one sister.
What started out as sheer excitement and a laugh turned into tears for this boy. He could not keep the smile off his face, and he had to blink hard to try to fight the tears.
“Now I won’t have to be lonely again,” he said excitedly, realizing he would now have siblings to play with. “I gotta go tell my classmates.”
As he began to walk back to his classroom, his mom reminded him that he needed to thank Jesus.
“Thanks Jesus! This is the best day of my life!” Rylee exclaimed.
What started out as a concern for being in trouble turned into a day this boy would never forget.
With five new siblings on the way, Rylee was now in the know and ready for his new brothers and sister.
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