I am a mom who is always on the brink of losing her mind. I am a psycho mom.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Imani is 10
I started this post on Wednesday, and am just finishing it.
Imani is such a blessing, I can't even explain how much of a blessing she is. She turned 10 today, and I have been thinking all week of how thankful I am that the Lord brought her into our family.
Imani is kind, sweet, generous, and strong willed. She is fun, likes to tell jokes, loves to learn magic tricks and do them for all of us, and enjoys performing-even though she is fairly quiet and somewhat shy. Go figure.
She is the perfect sister for Akila. God knew what he was doing, that is for sure. Just now, I had to give Akila her evening meds. I also gave Imani a glass of juice, and said let's have a race. Med time is always a challenge with Akila. I watched as Imani (with no coaching from me), watched Akila's speed, kept hers slower and let Akila win and made a big deal about Akila winning.
I see Imani growing up right before my eyes every day, and I am so proud of the person she is. I love you Imani!!
My name is Barb and I am a teenager at heart who is married to Michael, an Accountant. We have 4 adopted children, Akila-12, Imani-11, Hezekiah-10 and Zeke-9. I am a youth worker by profession but currently staying home attempting to manage our household. My hope for this blog is that it will help me to avoid cleaning my house (I actually don't need help with avoiding housework) and give me some serenity (I do need help with this). My oldest child, Akila, has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and that is what I will focus on in this blog.
Here are a few books that I found helpful on FASD. I also put the link for the lockbox that we have liked the most for locking stuff up. We have one with meds in it, one with knives and scissors. I like that it is electronic and I don't have to use a key. Each of my kids has their own as well.