Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Falling In Love with Each Other

Our new family is adjusting to each other in mostly positive ways. There has been a little rivalry for who's the baby. ( There are four here who were at one time the reigning youngest of their sibling group.) Our 6 year old has decided it was as good a time as ever to be dethroned and has graciously given up mom's lap to the 5 year old. Amazing if you knew him! I see bonds forming and our new 11 year old daughter wrote a note to each of the other kids telling them that she's happy to be their new sister. And there has been sides taken and jealousy and noise and chaos and joy. With so many, I have to be deliberate about taking time to listen to each one. Some demand my time and others would stay in the background without my drawing them out.
One of the quiet ones, our 9 year old, has been called "Mr. Aloof" by his worker. He works hard to stay just out of everyone's heart reach. I absolutely adore him. And his little walls are starting to crumble. He called me yesterday to come outside because "He had something for
me and I didn't have to keep it if I didn't want to."
This is what he had in the driveway for me.

7 comments:

Perri said...

What a great surprise!

Duckygirl said...

I can't think of anything sweeter than that!!!

-Laura

Emily said...

can you keep him?

mary grace said...

The tiny gifts that we'll treasure forever. God is so good!

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, how I love this! You are amazing and I love what you do and your attitude. I want to be just like you.

jen said...

Oh that is so sweet. Makes a very cool pic too!

April Duffey said...

That just totally gave me goosebumps. How awesome!