I was prepared, I thought. I expected nosy. After all, I am one of the nosiest people I know. And I did write in my post that I’m an open book.
Well, y’all did not disappoint. Thanks for just laying it all out there peeps. And asking away. And although I’m not usually one to jump right in and tackle the toughest part of a challenge, in this case, I’m changing my game plan.
For today, I’ll try to tackle the anonymously posted questions. Whenever I see ‘anonymous’ at the top of a comment, not gonna lie, my stomach does a flip flop. But y’alls questions weren’t so bad.
Soooo, here we go…
How old am I? I’m 41.
Whew. That wasn’t so bad. Actually, neither is being 41. I have a funny habit of mentally adding one year onto my age before my birthday, so when my birthday rolls around, I actually feel relatively young.
Don’t laugh. It works for me.
And Zach? He’s just fine. In fact, he’s doing wonderfully. As a 15 year old boy, I doubt he’s too keen on much being posted about him here, so I’m sparing the details. But several years ago, he decided he wanted to go live with his dad. Far, far away. Which of course, broke this mama’s heart. Seriously. Zach has been my baby from the first time I laid eyes on his cotton-topped mug. But, it’s what he wanted and based upon months of discussing it, we all determined it was what was best for him. He’s done amazingly well, loves school and loves spending all that time with his dad. I am so grateful that Zach has two sets of parents that love him unconditionally, and that we have been able to work out arrangements based on best meeting his needs, instead of our own.
Keep an eye out, Zach will be here for the. entire. summer. I can’t wait. And I’m sure he can’t wait to be the subject of more blog posts, complete with lots and lots of pictures
Disability subsidies for our SN kiddos? No. We don’t. We have received a one time non-recurring adoption reimbursement from the state for several of our adoptions, though. Which is a pretty sweet deal. But that’s it.
Work out? Why no, I don’t. I’ve tried, how I’ve tried. But I don’t. Thanks for the very kind words about my arm ‘muscle’, Jenny L. But I have to confess, that’s just well placed arm fat.
Bible study? Right now I’m doing this one. It’s gooood.
When do I think China adoption will end? I am by no means an expert, nor do I really have my ear to the ground much anymore. But I think the SN China program will be around for a while. CCAA is making some really positive changes to address issues, they are working out some kinks and trying to streamline the process. That tells me they are interested in the longevity and the viability of the SN program. I don’t think that’s the case with the NSN program, but China has certainly had an incredibly stable adoption program since it’s inception. Especially when compared with other countries.
And, oh anonymous, you are nosy. I like that quality in a person. You want to know how Chris and I met? In a bar, of course.
But that’s a whole ‘nother post. Promise to share that story soon, as well as a very overdue update on Cole and his family. I’ve called my sister and informed her that a riot is about to break loose unless we get some new pictures, pronto.
Wow, suddenly I’ve gone from having nothing to write about to having not enough time to write.
And I apologize in advance for boring your socks off.