Friday, April 03, 2009

Checking In...

I haven't fallen off the face of the planet, but have had such a busy week! Wanted to check in to let you know that we're all doing great, and will post more very soon.

The Happening Dude has been here a week, and we've been caught up in getting him settled in. He started school and his job, and has been making friends all over the place. The phone has been ringing off the hook---mostly girls (little hussies---snark!) with invitations for the weekend. I think he feels like the last $10.00 leather skirt at a Loehmann's sale. ;-) Fresh meat!

As always, the sad comes with the happy. He's a much more subdued kid than he was a couple of years ago. And he's so damn-uh-grateful, and feels the need to tell us constantly.

"It's like I'm dreaming!"

It's heartbreaking to hear, because all the chaos has been caused by the adults in his life who disliked each other more than they loved him and it was so unneccessary.

Hubby and I finally sat him down to tell him how very fortunate WE feel that he wanted to come and live with us. And we're going to keep telling him, and telling him and telling him.

Maybe one day soon he'll truly begin to believe it.

18 comments:

Charlie said...

Great news for the Dude, Mom. If anybody has a lot of love to give away, it's you.

just bob said...

That's awesome. I'm happy for ALL of you!

Traceytreasure said...

That's wonderful! I'm so happy for all of you!
He's lucky to have you and you're lucky to have him!!
Have a great weekend!!

Hugs!!

She said...

Can I just say that I fall a bit more in love with you and your family each time I come here!? Because I totally do!

Being wanted is so important, and telling him you want him, and telling him you want him, and telling you want is the MOST AWESOME thing ever.

Because being unwanted and rejected just sucks, and he will probably NEED to hear it a lot!

I'm so GLAD he has YOU!

You make my heart sing and hurt a bit too, but in a GOOD WAY!

Ann(ie) said...

You are good people my friend!

Stinkypaw said...

Nice, like Ann(ie) said, you're good people!

Frau said...

You are doing the right thing just keep telling him and he will believe. You are really special people for doing this, it is a great reward. Have a great weekend!

H~ said...

This post brought tears to my eyes. I'm so very happy for all of you. :-)

Cheryl said...

I am so very happy for you and your family. What a wonderful thing you are doing for such an amazing boy! You are one amazing person, with a heart of gold. We are all blessed from knowing you.
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Anonymous said...

I am so happy for Happening Dude, and so completely jealous. My niece is not in a good situation and my brother (her father) is not doing anything about it. I would love nothing more than to have her live with me. Good luck to you all, especially Happening Dude. Kids so often don't get the families they deserve. It sounds like he finally got his.

Beth said...

Sounds like you've got yourself a prize there. Good fortune all around...

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh my gawd! I am balling my eyes out. You are amazing!!!! I'm new to your blog and just spent an hour reading to catch up with what you are talking about. Jeez. It's people like you who fill my heart. I swear I can hear the angels singing for you!

Casdok said...

Im sure you will get through to him :)

Chris H said...

He is a lucky guy, and so are you .... all those girls chasing him... he will settle in no time!

debra said...

What great news for all of you!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Fresh meat--ha!
I'm in awe at how big your heart is. You rock.

Cloudy said...

and there it is, my first happy sob of the day.

Koolio said...

Mom, I am SO pleased to hear that things are working out well with him around. I'm sure y'all will bring each other much joy and happiness and I'm sure he'll get over his insecurities. The girls must be giving him a serious ego boost!