Well, It's a done deal! Little Gabe is ours forever! It was so beautiful! I think there must have been angels with my kids because not one of them misbehaved, yelled, pouted, argued, ran, or did any other undesireable act while at the temple! Yes, I cried. How could I not? just our closest friends were there and it was so quick!
I had an interresting eye opener this weekend. My 10 year old son has a report due tomarrow, on tuesday. A book report. He had to type it, make a poster, do and acrostic poem to go with it plus a journal of the book he had read. Last Wednesday, I had him sitting at the computer and he was crying and throwing a tantrum and saying how much he hated books and computers until I was ready to smack him! So I told him to take a break and I layed on my bed pondering what to do. I little voice in my head said, "remember your love and logic." Yea! So I called him back in and told him that I wasn't going to say another word about the report. If he needed help I would help him but I that I would not do it for him nor would I nag. He knew what to do. He knew when it was due and if He wanted to get a bad grade, well, it was up to him from this point on.
Hello!!!! I should have done that before. He worked little by little all weekend and finished it Monday afternoon. I am so proud of him! it just goes to show that a parent does not need to assume resposibility for everything their kids do. They can actually accomplish things on their own! Who knew?
My foster son J. is doing well. It is a frusterating situation. There are a few things he does that drive me crazy. He tattles constantly, but then so does my own 6 year old. No matter what I say he always asks "why?" I usually say, "you tell me why." so he can figure it out for himself. But I try to be very patient because he does have a little bit of brain damage from lack of oxygen at birth. It's slight but it;s there. Sometimes it's hard to remember that when I am tired. His parents do love him very much. They just honestly don't think that their way of living is wrong. At their house he doesn't even have a bed or bedroom. I think he sleeps on the couch. So sad. I wonder what will happen in the future with him.