I Guess I’m Not Doing Such a Bad Job Afterall


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.

3 thoughts on “I Guess I’m Not Doing Such a Bad Job Afterall

  1. I once worked with a man who lived that life.

    I cannot talk about it.

    I cannot read it.

    Just love your damn kids!

    Do the right thing.

    Stop the mentally ill from breeding and doing this.

    Just stop.


  2. Anjali says:

    I saw that story. It’s so, so sad. And so, so uplifting.

  3. Mina says:

    I found your blog a while ago and this is the first time I’ve commented. I’ve got two kiddos on the spectrum out of my four, both diagnosed PDD-NOS. While this comment has nothing to do with your current post, I just wanted to tell you that your blog makes me feel a little better about life at our house! :o)

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