This blog is my place to vent and share resources with other parents of children of trauma. I try to be open and honest about my feelings in order to help others know they are not alone. Therapeutic parenting of adopted teenagers with RAD and other severe mental illnesses and issues (plus "neurotypical" teens) , is not easy, and there are time when I say what I feel... at the moment. We're all human!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bear's letters

Bear's handwriting was much more legible than Kitty's, but much less easy to read than Bob's and Ponito's. Bear and Bob wrote letters to Grandma too, but they were basically the same as the ones to me so I didn't include them.

Yes, he will be graduating from high school this year. NO, I do not think the school system is educating him appropriately. School starts in 2 weeks so we will be having an IEP meeting sometime soon. I'm thinking of bringing in samples of his writing and my entering 7th graders' writing and asking them what they intend to do about it.

Bear: Age 18, Senior in high school

Dear: Mom,

Im sorry for braking your trust
Im also sorry for not being a + roule modle for my siblens. I did some thing I knew ws wrong I brack your home roules and the law witch Im sorry for doing. I have said this befor so it proble don't mean alot to you but Im sorry for What I did and Wont do it agin and I will try to be a better roule modle to my sibleings and hep them grow. I'm also going to try to get to now Kitty {spelled her name wrong!} more but Im goingto need Help with this and the reason I think Im going to need help 'cause Im not good at showing my feeling as you know.

So if there's any thing I can do to make this up to you Please tell me Iwill see to it get done.

Love Ber {yes, he spelled his own nickname wrong!}


Dear: Kitty {spelled it right this time!}

Im sorry for not getteing to know you. The reasson I think I can't close to you is Im afraid if I do I might losse you agin & I'm not able to losse you agin cause you are what I have left that means the most to me. I want to let you know I really do care about you but don't know to show you because Iv known you your hold life witch makes you mean more to me. So Just know I do LOVE you alot, want to be here for you, And don't be afrad if you want talk cause I will listen to you if that what you want or evan help you with stuff

LOVE Bear {spelled it right this time!}


Kelley said...

Bear's letter to Kitty moved me to tears. We don't get to see that side of him through what you write usually. Beautiful words.

Anonymous said...

Ditto what Kelley said. Don't ever lose that letter. Photocopy it. Laminate the copy. Put the original in a fire-proof safe. Fantastic.