• People…

    Date: 2012.05.14 | Category: Adoption, Benjamin, Maisey | Tags:

    So if you read my previous post, please disregard.  It was a hoax.  People have been posting on this Warrior Eli Facebook page for years and it was all a hoax.  What could you possibly get out of that?  This world and the people in it are so confusing sometimes.  On that note, we will go to something much dearer to my heart.

    It has been 2 months since we have gotten our little people.  Life is definitely busier and everyone is figuring out there place in the family, with much more ease than I thought possible.  Cassie has stepped up to help out where ever she can.  Her oatmeal at night routine is nice (except when Maisey decides to use it as a exfoliant).  Zach is definitely the wonderful big brother as can be found by the pink car he bought Maisey.  Hope & Grace are the best big sisters.  Right at this moment, Gracie is teaching Maisey how to properly bundle her Maisey doll and feed her a bottle.  It’s pretty darn cute.

    In two months, Benjamin & Maisey have found their place.  They are happy-go-lucky little kids.  They laugh all the time.  They are exploring everything.  I love how God brought us children so like our other children.  Benjamin is quiet and curious and loves to build  and play video games – just like Zachary.  Maisey is all compassion and loving up on her babies and reading – just like her sisters.   It’s very sweet watching them all play.  They don’t hoard food.  Benjamin does cry when we pass a KFC (so like his daddy).  He loves KFC.  Really any type of chicken.   We have pretty much given him any kind of chicken he wants each and every day to help him grow.  It’s like Hopey all over again.  We had to add cream and butter to everything she ate to try and help her grow.  Maisey is a different story she will try anything and everything.  If she doesn’t like it, she will wait until you aren’t looking and throw it to the dogs, but she will at least try it.

    Maisey wakes up laughing and giggling, ready to take on the day.  I love that she will probably not remember any of the orphanage.  I pray that she won’t. I’m afraid it won’t be that easy with Benjamin.  He still has moments of post-traumatic stress like behavior.  Sometimes something little will trigger him and his eyes just glaze over and he sobs.  It doesn’t happen very often, but it breaks my heart every time it does happen.  Once he wet through his diaper and it went through his little jeans, he hid from me in the corner and just hung his little head.  We had to tell him over and over again that it was okay.  That accidents happen.  It happened when he spilled his drink too.  He was so afraid.  I’m not sure how much trouble he got in the orphanage, but I don’t think accidents were handled with grace that’s for sure.

    It seems like they have been here forever.  People ask me if I worry that they are delayed.  Worldly things and goals aren’t really all that important.  You help your child find their purpose in life and lead them the best you can.  The best thing you can do is give them a good foundation in doctrine so that when life gets tough they turn to the Lord.  In reality, what I want most is to lead them to Christ and build their faith.  Then I want them to figure out their purpose, why God has them here, and help them achieve that purpose.  The rest is just icing.  They will learn their multiplication tables.  They will figure out the states and capitals.  If it takes them a little longer than others, it doesn’t matter.  That is why I love homeschooling.  No one judges them on other people’s standards.  They are allowed to grow in their own time.

    Mother’s Day was wonderful and relaxing.  Cassie watched little ones all day.  People treated me to all my favorites.  Dan got extra bonus points for the best Mother’s Day presents ever….two little ones.  Wonder what next year will bring?