Friday, September 27, 2013

~*A Boy and His Buddy*~

One day a sweet boy living in China met his new Baba (Daddy) and his world was turned upside down. He had healthy attachments but never knew the love of a family. He had skills that helped him survive in an orphanage but those skills aren't very useful in a loving family.  He was one scared little boy.
No worries...we don't drive with his strap like this.
This other sweet boy struggled his entire life to form healthy attachments and relationships. The trust he had in his Mom and Dad was delicate. Upon the arrival of the sweet boy from China the fears that were growing in his heart exploded into rage. Having little self-confidence and very fragile trust he receded farther away from the family and the sweet boy from China.
Classic sign he's stressed, he smells his fingers.
Very slowly over the course of a very long year the fear is being pushed away by confidence, again. A bond began to form through sweat, dirt, bugs, cars, games and coloring.   
Brothers that sweat together.....

It hurts to be open and caring. Its scary to be vulnerable and allow a boy to become a brother, and eventually, a friend.  

Proverbs 18:24
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin,
    but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

1 comment:

  1. But God is faithful and knew that they would one day be brothers!


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