Blind Side

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We watched “The Blind Side” as a family Sat. night. I really struggled with letting M and S see it because of some language and se*ual inuendo. They were the ones that really wanted to see it, though. So I gave in and it was a great movie. Message was important enough to overlook the language and suggestiveness. I cried at the end and Tim asked them who was responsible for their future. Of course they said they are and came and got a big hug. My biggest question: Why do some kids go through horrific events and relationships in their lives yet somehow turn out all right, without abusing others the way they were abused? I.don’t.understand. I know I don’t know half the story of Michael but he was in high school when the family adopted him. My kids were toddlers. Why are they still struggling? Of course, their birth sister has a lot to do with that, but still. I don’t ask why very often but this is a why question that I just don’t have an answer for.

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  1. marythemom says:

    I personally believe that some of it was personality. Big Mike was not only a sensitive soul, but someone taught him how to deal with things he couldn’t deal with (close his eyes). How our children adapt just depends on so many variables.

    I have a nephew whose life was just as tough as my son’s, but my nephew is an amazing kid and going to college now. What’s the difference? I don’t know. Could be my nephew had stable people who loved him (my MIL and to some extent Hubby and I – even though we lived 3 states away). Could be my nephew’s IQ is higher. Could be the luck of genetics, or his mother drank less or did fewer drugs at key points in his development in utero.

    It seems to me that just as there are a multitude of reasons why our kids deelop the way they do, it seems there must be just as many ways to reach them – if we can just find them. My daughter is healing from RAD. My son is not.

    They had the same mentally ill birthmom. They have the same therapeutic parent (me!), but they were in totally different places when they came to our home 3 years ago.

    Hang in there!

    Mary in TX

  2. Jennie says:

    i ask this question a lot too.

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