March 5, 2014
The first Wednesday of March each year designated as the day end the word – the r word. Check out r-word.org for more details on there campaign.
At times, there has been lots of media attention for celebrities that have dropped the r bomb. Some are apologetic, and others are not.
We are fortunate that we have not been exposed much to the ugliness of labelling with of our child with special needs. We hope it won’t happen, but it is likely.
Anything we can do to help increase awareness is worthwhile.
March 4, 2014
I am done with winter. It can kiss my butt.
The last time I remember this much cold weather was 20 years ago, in 1994. I renewer it was cold for about six weeks back then.
We have had multiple record breaking cold days this winter.
Usually by early March, there is a break. There is possibly one say it may get close to freezing this week.
And the whole month is supposed to be colder than average.
I saw a funny post earlier today:
I’m giving up cold and snow for Lent. If enough people take this on, maybe it will change.
Come on, spring weather!!!
February 26, 2014
Our local Family and Children’s Services posted a link to an article on their Facebook page to an article by Lesli Johnson on the Huffington Post website about ten things adoptees want you to know.
Here’s three link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lesli-johnson/adoption_b_2161590.html
February 20, 2014
It is hard to believe that pur journey to parenthood started eight years ago when Tate was born.
He was quite excited.
At this point in time in 2006, we were in Burkina Faso on a missions trip. We did not bwcome aware that he would be available for adoptioom for another few weeks.
This marked the beginning of our adoptom journey.
February 8, 2014
We celebrated two birthdays today.
About halfway between the actual dates.
After three kids were in hockey activities, it is good to be settled in.
All wemt well.
January 28, 2014
The Kitchener Rangers hosted the Cambridge Ice Hounds and Kitchener Ice Pirates for a benefit game to raise money for the team.
It was a great time. Kids from thew age of four to their early twenties played against the Rangers for 25 minutes.
The Rangers were great sports. They allowed several goals and had several ridiculous calls against them.
January 23, 2014
It is hard to believe that Reis will be four tomorrow.
Most of the time, he is a delight. Other times, not so much.
So much has happened in his short life.
We have walked the road of fostering to adopt. We have walked along the road of open adoption.
As time has passed , we have become aware of some developmental delays.
He has really progressed over the past few months. His speech can be a not hard to get, but he tries really hard. He is a determine d little stinker. It serves him well most of the time. It will help him work to overcome his challenges.
I would think the highlight of this year was getting him involved with the Ice Pirates hockey program. In two months, Reid moved from being hesitant to go out on the ice to one who gets a skating aid and goes out in his own, and being a forces on the ice. Hopefully he is skating on his own by the end of March.
It will be an exciting year, as we figure out school and how to help integrate him into the school system.
January 13, 2014
I have been following openadoptionbloggers.com for a while. They cover a wide variety of adoption issues.
A post today talked about a TV show, based on the story about a reunion between a birth mom and the son she placed for adoption a number of years earlier. Here is a link to the review. http://openadoptionbloggers.com/2014/01/13/kirstie-a-shallow-take-on-adoption/
The show is on TV Land, so it is likely on available in the US initially.
January 10, 2014
I haven’t said much about our current foster placement.
J came to our home shortly after school started in September. He is 11, and has some challenges.
At first, it took a couple of weeks for him to settle in. Since then, things have improved.
Tate and J get along quite well. At times, there is some friction. Nothing major.
Sometimes Reid can be a bit of an irritant.
The months have gone by gradually with no mmonthapossibls, ajor progress on his case. We found out today that there is a potential agreement that will keep him with us for a few more months, possiblypossible until September.
January 8, 2014
It has been really cold for the past few days.
We had record breaking cold yesterday with the wind chill. That has made it really hard to get the kids outside.
The boys have been having fun at hockey.
Reid’s team had a game against another special hockey team form a nearby city. They didnt have top many show up.
He spent quite a bit of time p!aying in the net with the goalie, a family friend from church. A couple of days later, Reid was still asking about his friend and talking about playing goalie.