Thursday, December 22, 2005

This journal!

It seems like our life is starting to feel more normal. Adoption is not the main topic of every conversation and Makala is healing so well from the Reactive Attachment Disorder that I have found my updates and postings here are fewer and father apart.

I am writing about adoption and other issues now professionally and managing the HappyMomAnna.com web site. Which has left less time to sit and think about attachment and disorders and more time to live a regular life.

I might have to change the title of this journal or start a new one because this is a pretty dramatic blog with some rather emotional info on it.

My thoughts for now are to keep it here and add to it when the issues are relevant to RAD and the issues that Makala has and is healing from.

I am blogging in several places lately more light hearted and a little less painful to read. I am also writting professionally and earning some income YIPPY!

I will be posting many blog entries to a new venture I am involved with and you can read some more at http://adoption.families.com and I will post RAD updates here.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Caught up in the Holiday spirit.

I am going 90 miles an hour getting ready for the big party. The kids are doing so well. Actually, Jeremiah is pulling the typical nearly four-year-old boy stuff. He finally got his big new bed with the slide down from the top. Slightly bunked with a little desk under. This should be great fun.
Makala is doing wonderful and getting great notes home from school. The plan is that she will go back to regular public school after spring break. She will have an aide for the first full year back! She is doing very well with math but thinks she cannot read, she just needs to get her confidence and she will do fine.

Both of the kids have day treatment right up to Christmas weekend and then only one week break. The week after Christmas which could not be better. YEAH. We are getting our membership to the YMCA reactivated and hopefully the kids can take some swim classes and do some other things without any BIG problems. I guess it will be a good test anyway. I have to get back into shape my back is killing me and I need to lose weight and get back into shape NOW.

January is Birthday month. I cannot believe Jeremiah will be four! Finally and Thank God! I really could have done without the 'baby' years but, I am also glad I got to have them with one of my four children. My oldest son and Tori are only 14 months apart so neither of them got to be completely babied. It has been fun to have a baby but I am so glad it is over. I felt this way when my older children were little too..... I used to have a rule that I wouldn't babysit a kid younger then my youngest. Now the fun stuff starts and I am very glad.

Makala is behind socially and that bugs me a lot. I do worry about how she is going to get along with other kids. I am starting to realize that the next few years are going to be busy with these kids

I can feel my new years resolutions boiling up!

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