My Family

My Family

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I'm a Hopeful Parent

So we have been a bit down around here but are slowly moving on with the everyday.  I can't dwell in tomorrow I can only live out today. 

I have gone back to kid shopping.  It seems that every time I find a child it is being placed, can't be places, or the parents are fighting the termination of their rights so the child is not available.  But I keep slogging on hoping that somewhere out there we have a match.  Plus I found out that our teen social worker is graduating in May.  She wrote us a Dear John e-mail stating that, "As you know I graduate in May and will be leaving Children's Home Society in June.  I will be handing you over to another social work who I am sure will want to meet with you blah blah blah."  Say what???   No I did not know that you were ditching us.  Geez.  So that will be a real pain in the butt.  She never told us about this.  If I would have known I would have requested another social worker.  Not that I don't like ours but we had this happen during our first adoption and it was a real mess to lose our worker.  So I am not pleased. 

But despite setbacks and social worker drama we march on.  I have my parents from Colorado in for ten days.  They are excited to spend time with their perfect grandchild (they used to like me too, but now it is all about Marvin) and spoil him rotten.  We have some fun family plans and as I write this I am happily boiling eggs to dye later on today.  Marvin is excited about Easter and is demanding gum in his basket.  I am happy to oblige.  I also got him some really cool educational materials for his basket.  Don't look at me like that.  He really loves to learn and isn't in to candy.  I am going to make the most of it while I can=). 

I also picked up another blog gig hence the catchy title of my post.  When Marvin first came to live with us I felt very isolated and alone and just downright scared.  So I found a community of people who shared my fear, hopes, and dreams for a better life for our kids.  It is called hopeful parents and I am a proud member of it.  I have been asked to blog for them once a month.  It is a big deal. Lots of people read the blog and the bloggers are very real.  I am honored and really excited to get a chance to blog for them.  So look for me on the 12th monthly over there.  And check out the other bloggers.  I have had chances to reach out and not only be a Hopeful Parent, but a friend.  Which is what we all really need at the end of the day. 

Have a great Easter! 

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