Tuesday, 22 March 2011

You Did What?



  Today was one of those days.  Of the three boys who walked in the door after school, two had committed an onerous offense.  Notes from teachers, things found in pockets....lovely.  
  When you adopt older kids, you sometimes adopt a set of values  that are packed into little minds just as real as the clothes they bring with them.  To some it feels normal to be angry and to steal and hurting others is better than being hurt by them.  And "just showing them love" sometimes means that you are viewed as weak and therefore untrustworthy.
  Tomorrow will be better.  Every day, a prayer for healing and strength and someone has to get Samuel down off the rim again.
  
  

2 comments:

jblieu said...

New punishment idea: Make kid hang from basketball rim?
Novel.

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