Archive for June 1st, 2012
Kim tells me that she and her husband are moving.
As with every new thing, there are losses involved. Kim is expecting some rough times for everyone as they move to a city where they know no one. But they’re also excited about new opportunities. And Kim’s husband’s job is waiting.
There will be great new places to visit, a new house, and new places to play. And there will be losses when they say goodbye.
Of course they had to share this decision with their five children, some of whom are adopted.
They expected the kids to balk, and she knows they’ll have to make adjustments to a new neighborhood and new schools. But Kim was surprised at the reaction her seven-year-old son had when he heard the plans.
He was upset at the idea of leaving his friends! If you’ve not raised a child from foster care, you might not understand the thrill of being a parent of a child who balks at leaving his friends.
Kim thinks it’s a good sign for a child who’s had attachment problems.
And this time this little boy won’t be handling the losses alone. This time his parents are moving with him.
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