Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thanking my Lucky Stars

I woke up with a headache today. No, let me rephrase that. My headache woke me up. I say that like it's a regular part of me, because lately it is. Anyway, I got up and took something for it and realized that it was probably because I am dehydrated.

Did you know that swimming for hours in the hot sun and not drinking very much feels much like a hangover the next day? does. So, as I type this the kids (for the first time since they have been here)are getting their own cereal, and they are acting like its a big production. They are so easily entertained, which I think is great.

Yesterday we went to the annual Foster Parent Appreciation Barbeque at the local waterpark. Even though we have adopted our kids, we still get invited, which is pretty cool. I brought along one of the kids' friends too, so I had four kids (which, by the way, is no different than having three really)for the afternoon. The hub didnt go because the man has got to sleep sometime.

So, the four kids made me think that I could do four on a regular basis. I used to think, after the kids first came home, that people who kept adding to thier family after three were nuts. Now, I can see why that would be appealing. My husband would not agree though, Im afraid. He is after all the father of five now, and I dont think six or more are in the cards for him...Im just sayin'. I understand now, that s all.

We are very lucky to have the three that we do. Our prayers on the adoption and finding a good match were answered. Yesterday, at the foster parent bbq, I saw one kid about seven who used both hands to flip A off when he wanted to play. I also witnessed in horror as one boy, a boy N made "friends" with tried to teach N about how the jets of the pool "feel good" when you rub up against them.....needless to say I calmly redirected N's attention to something else. Dont get me wrong, Im in no way coming down on these kids. They are the way they are because our society has not treated them right or kept them safe from evil, or irresponsible people. It just made me thankful that we got the kids that we did, and I pray that these kids get the chance to heal with loving foster parents or adoptive parents.

If you stumbled upon this blog because you are interested in adopting kids from foster care, I hope I didnt scare you. All these kids are precious and they can heal, they just need a chance to. They just need someone to give them a chance.


foxy said...

You are all so blessed to have found each other! My heart goes out to all of those children...

Erin said...

What an awesome post! :)

Amy said...

I'm so glad you have your kids, too :)

I watch in horror as my kids befriend the "wrong" kids all of the time. All. of. the. TIME.

It's like the gravitate towards trouble. Whether the other kids can help it or not, I worked so hard to squash those behaviors. It's amazing how fast they can come back when they are triggered.

I just ruined your sweet post with a negative comment. :(

Amy said...


my keyboard on my laptop is dying and it's taking my soul with it :(

obladi oblada said...

Foxy and Erin: Thanks
A: I like your comments, I didnt think it was negative, just honest!