I'm sorry. I had no idea. So-many-people. GASP. Living with "Bubbas". Thinking they were alone. Ohh. You are soooo not alone. I don't wish for anyone to have a Bubba. Nope. I didn't want anyone to "get" my post.
I'm very sad that people do. They live this. I tried to get back to everyone who e-mailed. If I missed you please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will do all I can to help anyone who asks. I do not have a magic pill, I soooo wish I did. If I did I'd hand it out for free, trust me, I would.
Our "Bubba" wanted to get it. Accepted God in his heart, is in weekly counseling with our youth pastor, someone he already trusts:) He is taking some supplemental vitamins recommended. I don't know what of those things, if all, one, two?? did "IT" for him but his behavior has been downright pleasant. He's not scary anymore. He's happier. It's a huge relief and something I want for everyone with a Bubba.
Now for an update on our new one. Miss Paisley arrived and is doing wonderfully. Hit it off right away with our kids. They were a bit surprised by how tiny she is, she is in fact 14. No doubt about the age. And I've already told her to say "Good things come in little packages" because no one believes she is 14. Till you start to get to know her.
Then it's obvious she is bright, she is fun, she is a teen:) Funny enough Chance has taken his role as "big brother" very seriously, and he has clearly "taken her under his wing." He helped her tour the house, they ran into dad in the garage and he told her "Say Hi to dad-- we see mom, we see dad, you say hi mom, hi dad, always." He cracks me up.
He does always say to us "Hi mom, Hi dad. How was your day?" He's such an easy going guy. He was impressed new sister was so polite to him, apparently his other siblings are rude as the day is long to their brother. Poor guy. Now if we can just get him to stop calling her "That girl." He's not good with names but has been told he can call her Paisley, her Chinese name or sister, but NOT "that girl." OIY.
We had a busy weekend, and she handled it well. We got lots of things accomplished today-enrolled in school, doctor stuff, legal stuff. She's going to go to school starting tomorrow just to hang out with Chloe and Chance, to meet people she will go to school with in the fall, and get to know the teachers.
Since Chloe and Chance will move on to High School in the fall and Paisley will stay in Middle School this is good timing for her to just get her feet "wet" with school.
So far she is blending right in, doing what I expected, finding her place within the kids and being happy to have kids her age, teens that speak Chinese, doggies to love on and she hasn't run screaming from my singing in the mornings.
All is GOOD. God is so GOOD. This is such a blessing.
I feel sorry that her first family didn't get the chance I am getting with her:( My joy is another woman's heartache:( I'm so sorry about that. It seems wrong to have someone else hurting over our blessing. I just hope R and S can find peace about this precious treasure, that they were her stepping stone and their role in her life was VERY special.
We're all enjoying getting to know her. We love her already. It's odd but comforting that she seems to be one of "our kids" so quickly. But she does.
She's a teen treasure, of that we have NO doubt:)