Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Our's for the long term...

Well, its been awhile since I've posted about the trials of being a stepmom...most recently we had discussions with GBM (Grand birthmother) about what the long term looks like for miss Madeline.  The original email we received made it pretty clear that if John and I wanted her for the long term we would get her. 

So, it didn't take much discussion for us to know that staying with us is the best thing for Maddie. She's done better than anyone could have ever imagined.  I really think she needed structure and boundaries in order for her to figure out how to manage her behavior.

And now she's ours for the long-term. Who knows if she'll ever go back to Cruella's house for more than just a visit...Its been a long time coming.  Welcome home little girl!





 

7 comments:

TheMuffinMom said...

Oh, that's such good news! Just watching her blossom on this blog has made me shudder to think of her ever going back! Now she can grow up with her sweet baby sister and live free of chemical restraints (the "behavior pills" they had her on!). I'm SO happy for Maddie--I would've totally loved to have you for a mom! :)

Ilaria said...

YAY!!!! So happy for her!!! So happy for you!!! Everybody WINS!!! :)
PS: Isn't it nice that sometimes something goes right for a change? It makes my life sweeter when something nice happens to one of my friends.

Cothran Family said...

Cute photos and she looks just like you anna! I love her hair in these shots. Well done mamma! ANd congrats on so many other levels too! WE are so excited for you guys. So good to talk to you too.

Cothran Family said...

Your hair is cute too

Miss Debbie said...

YAHOO - Thank God that she will be in a loving home w/boundaries, consistency and love. God will really bless you guys for loving her so much! I love you too! She DOES look like she could be born of you, Anna......

Barbara said...

Wonderful way to start a new year ....I'm so happy for ALL of you ....Maddie has your smile Anna. I know you are extremely happy.

You are incredible (I've learned that that runs in the Johnson family) and John is fantastic too. You make an awesome couple and have the perfect little family.

God Bless you.

The Hansen Family said...

Awsome. Congratulations you guys!