Hello Friends! It feels great to be posting a Tuesday Topic this week. I am craving “normal” although I’m not quite sure what that is going to look like this summer. It has been so nice to have Russ and Samuel home from Kenya and the weekend has been full of friends, both of old and new.
Yesterday we celebrated Noah’s 20th birthday! It was a nice afternoon of grilling steaks, skewering vegetables, making great salads, frosting his cake, and then feasting. This morning as I was snuggled under the warm covers of my bed, I remembered the extremely hot temperatures and unbelievable humidity we had in Ithaca, NY, the week that Noah was born. He was our first son and an extremely happy baby – a great blessing to us then and now.
I recently got this question from a reader who asked,
My husband and I will soon be bringing home our new daughter. She is 6 years old, but developmentally functioning as a three year old. She is currently in a foster home (in another country) and I just can’t even imagine what that first meeting is going to be like for her. While we are so excited to meet her and love her, what will be going on in her mind seems like it would be so scary. (These different looking, tall, pale, people who are babbling jibberish are taking me away.) I just don’t know what is the best way for us to behave.
I would love to hear your thoughts and I know that many of you can share from your own experiences. Please take a moment to share and encourage a fellow adoptive parent.
I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start.
Encourage one another,