I love fall! It’s cool in Korea so that means no more tank tops for this southern girl. But here, that means pull out all of your big coats and bundle up. It’s just fall, y’all, not winter. The leaves are changing and it’s really beautiful here. My dear hubby bought me a little pumpkin and my dear friends (here and in Mississippi) bought me some fall decorations. Now I can decorate! Pumpkins, leaves and well, that’s about it. Decorating for fall is not high on Korea’s list. Maybe I could carve a sweet potato.
My brain is on overload from a conference I’m attending. Report cards come out soon and we’re about to start the 2nd quarter. This school year is going by fast! Jacob has asked every day what we’re doing for Halloween. Sad to say, probably a bit fat nothing. I’ll find him some candy so he’ll be happy. Julianna loves kindergarten but is exhausted everyday. She has more good days than bad but she’s still adjusting. It’s hard for a little Korean girl! The boys are doing their thing and still enjoying school.
Here is my challenge to you: learn about trauma in kids. Learn about transition with adoption. Read about how trauma affects learning. For the sake of all the kids who didn’t get a fair start, please do it. Nothing hurts a mama’s heart more than when their baby is not understood. And as a reminder, adoption is not all sweet and cute. There is so much loss and confusion.
We are thankful for friends here who love on our girl. (the boys opt out of being loved on!) We are enjoying Korea and venturing out more and more. And we bought a car! We’re adjusting to life here and feeling more at home. And we bought a table! We look forward to going to the states in December.
Happy fall, everyone, and be sure and hug someone you love today!