Friday, March 4, 2016

TGIF - Happy Birthday

The beginning of March is a pretty special time here at the home of Frequently Interrupted. It’s Birthday Season for us, as Heather and both of our boys all three have birthdays within a few days of each other. Even more of note, this year marks the first time that all three of them are legally adults, since the youngest boy turns 18 with this one. I have not one, but two children who have crossed that magical threshold now. Imagine that! There was a time when it wasn’t exactly guaranteed that I would reach that number, let alone help shephard other living human beings through that point. Life is just full of surprises.

We’ve been discussing plans, but I still don’t know exactly what is going to happen. I’m pretty sure that dinner and a movie are involved, but where and what and even who are all still up in the air. It should be interesting. Last minute plans almost always end up entertaining at least. Maybe not in the way they were intended, but entertaining, just the same.

We have a court date coming up next week with the foster care situation, but no one has expressed any concerns. It should be a routine thing, not counting my concern with having to repeat the same paperwork and process multiple times. Honestly, if you’ve seen any news lately about the horrible conditions at the Arizona Department of Child Services, or whatever they’re calling themselves this week, those reports were probably understated. It’s frustrating, to say the least, to see how much good can be done and to see it not being done largely because the people who run the show aren’t really running the show. They often don’t seem to be fully aware of what the show even is, or, perhaps, that there even is a show at all which is in need of being run.

At any rate, I probably shouldn’t be typing when I’ve just been told I have to complete the same notarized form for the third time. It puts a damper on the mood. There are some fantastic people involved - I do mean that in all sincerity - they’re just too often overshadowed by … the rest of them. We could certainly use more fantastic people. The children could use more fantastic people. If you or anyone you know can possibly help with the foster care situation - here or where you live; it’s no picnic all around - please step forward. There are always far more children in need than people able to fill that need. The more the merrier.

Happy Birthday Heather, Julian, and Collins. The three of you are among the most important reasons why I do what I do. I love each of you, and hope you have wonderful birthdays, with many more to come.

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