Sunday, January 3, 2010

My 'Baby's' Goin' to School!

The day we landed in China, October 21, we got news we'd meet our son within 2 hours...so with adrenaline flowing we shrugged off the previous 33-hour trip, showered, gathered our gifts and counted the minutes till our lives would be forever changed!

Since then there have been 75 days (4 in China with just us; 13 in China with a new sister; 2 in the air and 56 at home), no two the same!
But tomorrow will be the first day my son will spend more time out of my sight than in. It's bittersweet! On one hand I believe he can thrive in school if he applies himself; on the other I'm concerned about the influences he doesn't need. He's a very social kid and loves attention! He's the only one of my Krew who's looking forward to being in school all day. He will take 4 hours of ESL, computer, math and PE.
We've suspected for some time that he hasn't attended school for at least three years, and last night he told us he remembers being in 5th grade - that would be about three years ago :( He's been eager to do Rosetta Stone on the computer over Christmas break. Who knew the power behind: "No English, no school. No English, school at home with Mom."
We have no idea what this week will hold...except a LOT of prayer!

11 comments:

Jodi Sue said...

praying for all of you! And for good influences for Kooper!

Howard and Kim said...

Praying all goes well!!!

Carrie said...

its hard to let them go I know! Praying for ya!!!

Kim said...

Praying for Kooper and His first day of school...our schools are cancelled for tomorrow...snow and bitterly cold temperatures.
Kim

The Ferrill's said...

I will be lifting him up, Connie!
"No two days the same" SO TRUE!!!!!

CarrieT said...

Hi, Connie! CarrieT from Dillon and with 4 from Korea here. Sometimes I can post messages and sometimes not (???--not just on your blog) but today it let me. Will be praying for Kooper and that mom and dad don't worry too much! Remember, Kooper does not go to school alone! God is with him all the way!

CarrieT - mom to 4 from Korea

April said...

Praying for Kooper, Clayton, and You!!! Remember this is a season that God will carry you through!!! Love You!

TanyaLea said...

Praying that all goes well at school, and that he makes some great friends who are positive and encouraging role models for your son! He won't be alone...God will be by his side!!

Hugs,
Tanya

Jill and Rick said...

Connie, I will lift Kooper (and you) up in prayer today! My heart did a little nervous flip just thinking of how I would feel as his mama.

Jill

Martha said...

Prayers for all of you!

Anonymous said...

Hi:
I am Leveta.A Dillon International Mom reading through Pam another Dillon Moms' blog...We have a son adopted from India through Dillon who is now 14 but came home at 9 years of age.We had the same issues.Not for sure when or if he had attended school,needing more attention (which we do understand) than our daughter also from India through Dillon who came home at the age of 16 months who is now 10.He was home 2 weeks when he started school and there were alot of adjustments but the Lord was gracious and was with us all the way.I will be praying for him and for you all as you go through this new time.Email at rayswithhim@centurytel.net if you want to talk more.
Leveta

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