February 24, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2013Hi all –

It is 2013! And a Happy New Year to you, amazing parents! Wow – I remember as a teenie bopper never thinking we would see 2000, let alone 2013! Now here it is and off we go full steam ahead –

We had a mostly sweet holiday season. Some transition time for the big ones who are able to leave the nest and go where they want to go more – which this year entailed a 6 hour road trip from home. Some transition for Mama Juju too as I watched them drive away. I wanted run after them screaming “didn’t you just start walking yesterday?”! Alas, with much warning, their trips were good and thankfully uneventful.

We also have had some school transitions for our youngest. He is hell bent on not moving ahead academically. We have found a school who will take him (and deals with his Reactive Attachment Disorder appropriately) when he blows out of school during the day. Contemplating making the switch full time. Like the idea of 1 adult for every 2 kiddos.

But he got a new para ed after Christmas break at his other school and the para ed has the same disability as him. And I remembered someone told me that if kids with disabilities don’t see adults with the same disabilities, they sometimes think they die when they become an adult. Right now, I think he is embarrassed by the para ed. Work to do in this area obviously. All that to say, I really would like him to make it at the school where my taxes have already funded his education! This is an on-going process. Prayers abounding!

My out of the home girlie got a job and is flourishing as an adult. Oh she is still only 18 and sometimes I forgets that! But every knock down, she picks herself up, dusts off and learns from it. These words would have never come out of my mouth 1 year ago.

So as you can see, the calendar year may have changed but life does not slow down as we turn the page. Looking forward to walking this amazing journey called life and parenting with you all in 2013!

Chat soon ~

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Julie is an awesome parent (along with her husband Matt) to five adopted kiddos and the owner of the Parenting Allies website.

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