Friday, September 16, 2011

Mia Update

This post is hard to write, but I know that there are some of you who are not in my "inner circle" and are not aware of Mia's current situation.

I did return to Bulgaria, with a friend, and did bring Mia to the US.

Upon our arrival, we, once again felt as though Mia would do better in a home where both parents felt they were capable of meeting her special needs. My husband does not feel he has that ability.

Mia is being adopted by a wonderful, new family. We know where she is and can keep in contact with her new parents. We have already received some photos from them.

This was not an easy decision. But, when you are the parents of a family, you have to work as a team. If both members of the team don't feel capable of handling a certain situation, that requires both parents to participate, then there has to be a decision made to change circumstances.

The outcome of these events, has been especially difficult for me. I was overwhelmed, at first, at the tasks of parenting a child with mental delays, but with a little time I felt I was ready for the challenge. My other half did not feel this way.

I wish, with all my heart, that things could have been different. I love my husband and he is a wonderful parent to our sons. He works at a very stressful job and works very long hours. I understand that he already feels like he is spread as far as he can go. I don't like the way he feels but I did not feel as though I could force him to do this. It would not be fair to anyone, especially Mia.

I love her and I miss her.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Do you see this Precious Face?

I will be leaving on Monday, to return to Bulgaria, to smooch those cheeks, again! My friend, Shelley Hauter, who has also adopted from Bulgaria, will be going with my on this trip. I am so thrilled she agreed to come along!

We will return on Sat. the 20th with Mia Pavlina in our arms!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Alexander James turns 9 with a SPLASH!

My sweet Alex had his 9th bday on July 29th! He had a Pool Party with a few of his friends! They had pizza and a Reese's Ice Cream Cake! They had a blast swimming and hanging out playing video games! The party was a sleepover and Alex & friends had a great time!

They went for a "night time swim" with glow sticks!
Can you guess whose idea it was to get him the new airplane? He also got a new bike and lots of goodies from friends and family.