A worker from an agency contracted to help the family showed up at my house at 7:30 a.m. today. She took The Baby and T to see their mother for a two hour visit at DHR with a specialized worker there to supervise and work with their mom on proper parenting techniques. She told me that she has been doing this kind of work since 1997. I packed the boys each a bag. I included snacks for T and money in case they needed to stop at McDonald’s while on the one hour drive. I wrote a note to their mom about The Baby’s schedule and included pre-portioned formula and pre-measured bottles. And… I sent them both off with a stranger. It felt so weird to do this. I would NEVER in a million years put my children into a car with a stranger, but this woman is contracted to do this for the family and I had no choice. So, off they went and they will be back here later today. This case is so different than Little Man and Baby Girl’s case. This mother will see The Baby at least two days a week and she will see T at least twice a month until the next court date where reunification is expected to happen. We will all be very busy during these next three months working with so many people’s schedules and making sure that everyone is getting to where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there. God bless this family. I really really hope and pray they can make this work. These four brothers deserve to all be together again. T deserves for his mama to be his hero. He NEEDS her to succeed.