We have had a 15 year old boy in our home for one year. It looks like he'll be returning to his mom before Christmas. This is a good thing and something he and his mom have worked hard for during the last year and a half. This is our first placement and we don't really know how to say goodbye. We want to commerate this time and celebrate his return as well as express how much he means to our family. Since the return will likely be right after school is out for the holidays, this falls during his birthday and Christmas. I don't want it to appear like we are throwing a bunch of presents at him and them sending him home.
Do any of you have a good tradition when a child leaves your home? Looking for memorable ways.
So far, we chose an ornament for our tree that reflects him. We let him know we will think of him every year when we decorate it. And we have taken pictures together. Would love to hear from parents who have been there and done that--especially with an older child.
I've come down with a nasty cold. Praying to God that it doesn't get worse or turn into the flu. I've got my sinus headache meds, Musinex, cough drops, Vicks vapor rub, hot tea, and a quiet place to rest. Fever hasn't broke yet. My sinus headache is so far the worst except the awful cough. My body hurts! I've been coughing so much I think I have bruised rib. Some of us that were at the big...
hi everyone. I hope nobody minds that I do this but I thought it would be cool and not so lonely. I found this really cool treehouse overlooking the ocean. there will be fireworks at midnight to welcome the new year. maybe you can say what you hope for in 2018?I hope to be adopted in 2018.