I’ve lost track of how many weeks Jones has been home now. In many ways, his homecoming isn’t unlike bringing the other two home from the hospital (with the exception of Jones sleeping through the night immediately, thank God!). We’ve all had to transition to the new normal and it’s been an exhilarating ride to say the least! I would be lying if I didn’t admit to having a few meltdowns myself, wondering what in the hell I was thinking to believe that I could lovingly and effectively parent a child whose background was so vastly different than my other two children. Reeling myself back in usually involves reminding myself what a privilege it is to raise this child, when his life should never have found its way into my hands in the first place. I think of his first mother watching me, hoping I will give it 110% every day, hoping I will one day love him half as much as she surely did. Some days it’s easier to believe that will happen than others, but slowly, yet assuredly, he is carving out his permanent niche in my heart.
Enough with the serious stuff. What everyone really wants to know is what he’s like!
:: He’s very shy at first, and he’s mastered the scowl perfected by his sister when he meets someone new for the first time. 🙂
:: He loves making people laugh. Whether it’s imitating someones facial expressions or pantomiming something funny that happened during the day, he loves nothing more to laugh and to make people around him laugh.
:: Speaking of his laugh, his is the best! Scrooge himself would smile if he heard him laugh.