Friday, June 11, 2010



Today was Senon's birthday, and we celebrated in grand style at the Manila East water park due to a generous gift for Senon. Only yesterday Senon's greatest friends, Dennis and Jay, left for Kangaroo Island with their new adoptive family, so it was a happy/sad celebration.

Carrying him up to the top of one of the slides he asked me, "No more Dennis?"

I said, "Yesterday Dennis and Jay went in an airplane to Australia with their mom and dad. Do you miss them?"






He swallowed. I said, "We all miss them, don't we?"

He said, "Where's Joy (our social worker)?"

I said, "She's at the bottom of the slide." And he went through everyone who was with us at the park, as if to reassure himself that the world had not been entirely impoverished with their departure.

Senon turns five today, and we expect him to be matched with his own forever family almost any day now. Of course, promises like that fall on deaf ears with five-year-old's. (Let alone adoptive families.)







Still, today was a lot of fun. I think it was the perfect way for him to move beyond his sadness. He laughed and soaked up the attention.








Here he is kayaking with Joy.

16 Comments:

Blogger Katie said...

Read this while commuting into work and have tears welling up in my eyes. Happy birthday to our TLC sweetheart Senon.

- Katie in Chicago

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

出遊不拘名勝,有景就是好的..............................................................

4:11 PM  
Blogger StarfishMom said...

My husband and I have been foster parents for 4 years (in NY) hoping to adopt. Are you workin with a specific agency in the Philipines?? Not sure if it matters but we already have 4 bio daughters and we're looking to specifically adopt a boy (or 2)

My email is hut31999@aol.com

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

時間就是靈魂的生命。......................................................................

9:38 AM  
Blogger 堅燕 said...

這麼好的部落格,以後看不到怎麼辦啊!!......................................................................

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。......................................................................

7:33 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I miss that sweet boy so much.
-Courtney

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

欣賞是一種美德~回應是最大的支持^^.................................................................

4:16 PM  
Blogger 柏辰柏辰 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

今天心情很好..你心情好嗎?..................................................................

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

人生最可憐的是半途而廢,最可悲的是喪失信心,最遺憾的是浪費時間,最可怕的是沒有恆心。..................................................

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。..................................................

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

臨淵羨魚,不如退而結網。............................................................

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

馬丁路德:「即使知道明天世界即將毀滅,我仍願在今天種下一棵小樹。」............................................................

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份............................................................

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

感謝您費心的分享.................................................................

3:21 PM  

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