I feel that I need to counter my last post by telling you all that despite our rocky first year our family is normal, functional and our kids are happy and well-adjusted. I am going to brag here a little about my family.
My oldest son, Ender is a boy scout, an honor roll student and in the Gifted and Talented Program at his Middle School. My second son, Link is in the cub scouts and is a talented karate master. He understands though that karate is never used aggressively, but only defensively. My youngest son, Kirby is a brilliant new reader and loves math, hugs and his Nintendo DS. I get compliments all of the time about my kids. People say how lucky we are to have such good kids. M is just about to finish his Radiology residency, which was no easy path and I currently have a 3.95 GPA at my university in Information Systems. We are a loving and happy family and we enjoy spending time together. (Yes, this is starting to sound like our homestudy.)
There… that is the end of my brag-a-thon. I hope, if you had any bad feelings about me or my family you are feeling better that yes, we can handle another child and yes, we are good parents and responsible people. It has always been my dream to adopt internationally. My kids are looking so forward to having a new baby sister. They really want a sister. I asked them if they would prefer a brother because they are all boys, but they agreed that they want a sister. M and I both come from large extended families that are also excited for us. (Although it took both of our parents a little time to adjust to the idea.) My sister and my sister-in-law both have little girls around 1 year old, so they are probably the most excited. We are all anticipating the welcome and hopeful events that will transpire this year in adopting a new child in to our family.
Labels: Our 3 sons, waiting for referral