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Adopted 3 boys out of foster care, then got pregnant for my beautiful daughter, now currently pregnant again with twins.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Relief

I found a job! I will be teaching 3rd grade at a small, country public school. Grades 1-12 all in the same school. I was hoping for an offer a little closer, but I've heard excellent things from teachers who worked there. I don't have to sweat out losing health insurance now. I should also get a nice pay increase and better benefits.

Now I need to visit my classroom, get all the manuals and start writing lesson plans. There's always homework to do being a teacher, but the good thing is you can do a lot of your work at home.

I had to drive J 1 hour to meet transportation, who will then drive him another 2 hours to visit his dad who has yet to work ANY of his caseplan in the almost 2 years the sibling set has been in care. There in the process of staffing for TPR, so I have at least a year more before he will become free for adoption. For Smiley, from TPR staffing to TPR hearing date was 13 months and TPR hearing was cancelled and rescheduled twice!

I've been kinda down this week missing Princess. Losing a child, there's good and bad days, but the pain is there always.

K is having surgery tomorrow. Tonsils, adnoids, ear tubes and repair to his eardrum. His dear old dad put battery acid in his ear when he was younger. Just recently found that out when he saw the ENT.

Smiley is having his 3rd attempt at hypospadias repair(please google it) at the end of July. I hope it works this time. This is the last time we will try. No need to put him through more. The likelihood is he'll never know he's different. He has not progressed much developmentally and his head is smaller than 98% of the children his age(which also means smaller brain). He does give the best hugs in the world though! As far as feeding, we're still just on pureed foods, but at least the feeding tube is gone.

4 Comments:

  • At 2:43 PM, Blogger qUeEn oF tHe cAstLe said…

    SO sad about J's TPR. Did G get to visit their dad too? It's horrible how they make these children and the foster parents suffer when they KNOW TPR is inevitable. As for Smiley's procedure...you're right. He'll never know he's different. I'm sorry you're missing Princess. She'll be your forever baby girl. I pray that God blesses you with the desires of your heart.

     
  • At 4:11 PM, Blogger Cookie's Mom said…

    I had read about hypospadias before when you'd written about it, and I'd never even heard of it, or knew of its existence. It's got to be a tough thing to correct, and I'm so sorry you have to go through yet another procedure. I totally understand with your desire to have this be the last attempt. You just can't put him through more. I got the pictures you sent - he's so adorable, and you can SEE what a loverbear he is! He's such a little boy now - so little baby left in him. I can't believe our babies are growing up so fast! And I'm so blessed you shared them with me. :) I'll be praying for you as you struggle with grief. I know it will be a lifelong struggle, and I'm so sorry you're feeling it's weight this week. ((HUGS))

     
  • At 7:52 AM, Blogger Maddie's Mom said…

    Congratulations on the job. It sounds like a good place to be. I hope it works out for you. I really hope this final surgery works out, but you're right he will never know that he's different. You're in my prayers.

     
  • At 7:34 PM, Blogger Ms. J said…

    Congrats on the new job -- I hope it's the start of a series of better days for you.

     

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