Saturday, July 16, 2011

When your child misses their birth country.

It seems crazy but I believe with all my heart that my son is missing his birth country something terribly. I wear my necklace of Africa and he is always looking at it and I tell him he's from Africa he gets so happy when I talk about Ethiopia. He turns into a different child. I don't get how a 2yr old can remember things about his birth country but I will let him watch videos of Ethiopia and he shakes his head yes the whole time with a smile on his face. I asked him tonight if he wanted to go back to Ethiopia and he got so excited I swear if he could he would of packed his clothes and been ready to leave. So what do you do for a child who misses their birth country so much that they seem depresssed at times? I'm not sure at this point but videos do seem to help him cheer up some and makes the day bearable for him. I plan to make him a scrapbook he can look at when ever he wants with pictures of Ethiopia only. And who knows we may be visiting real soon anyway.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

One day at a time...

I can say that each and everyday gets better. My son has really been opening up for the past week and the only thing that is different is me paying more attention to his needs then what I did before. For example a few days ago he fell off his chair and bit through his lip...OUCH!! He normally doesn't cry over things like this. Today I ran over to get him with blood everywhere and cleaned him up and I sat with him for a little bit babying him. Well after that he would purposely run into the wall and come to me to let me know he needs a kiss on his head and his knee and his arm...etc. Every since then he has been very alert to the fact that if he is hurt mom will make it better some how. He also has been laughing for me not alot but I will take anything. This process is slow but very much worth it.

On a different note....

The boys got their first haircut since being home Ezra has to have his pretty short because he is super tender headed an the comb is not his friend. Javon loves his hair and wasn't sure about us cutting it at first but he still has long curls and trust me he put his hands up there to make sure when we were finished.