A year or so ago, I received a book, "The Love Dare." It was from my priest who is also my facebook friend. She had read my angsty posts about Kaleb, met with me and then bought me the book. The idea is that you are given a daily dare which is aimed at improving … Continue reading Daring Myself To Love My Son.
So, I took William to counseling, the other day. Each time, she talks to me first so I can update her on William's progress or issues. I often feel like I'm the one being counseled. She has even suggested that I come in to see her myself if I can find the time. Would you believe that she … Continue reading Understanding My Son
There are many difficult things about being a parent. Watching your child suffer while feeling powerless to stop it ranks up there. William has always had it rough. Rough compared to his siblings, rough compared to his friends, and rough, in general. He lives in a house with an older brother who is naturally good … Continue reading Protecting My Sensitive Child
I took William to counseling on Friday. He had been silly and chatty through most of the day, but got quiet as it got close to our appointment time. So, I know that he must've been nervous. As we sat there waiting, he put his head on my lap until she called him back.As I waited, … Continue reading My Son Thinks He’s Alone
He was born 3.5 pounds, 6 weeks premature, at home. He had crack in his system. The biological mother was allowed to go home with him because she was cooperative and, therefore, it was labeled "low-risk." Two years later, he was put into foster care, with his three siblings, when it was obvious that it was … Continue reading Adopting foster children and their issues.