March 4, 2009 by Marj Hatzell
Ahem. Have a box of tissues handy.
Look. I know I’m not MOTHER-OF-THE-YEAR, but maybe I’m not doing such a bad job. I know I could do better. All I can say is, after reading the following, you will want to hug your kids a little closer. Steal one more kiss while they are sleeping. Realize that while you have room for improvement, your kids are happy, loved and have everything you need.
This girl didn’t.
But now she does.
When I’m visiting schools this week, trying to pin down the right placement for Bugaboo, I’ll be thinking of her. I don’t know why her story resonates with me so much (there was a similar occurrence when I was a child that was turned into a bad TV movie) but I cannot stop thinking about her. Maybe because I have a son her age with special needs. Who knows.
One thing is for certain. I love my Bugaboo. And I love her (adoptive) parents for giving her a second chance.