He takes cues from you because you are the big person.
Although biology would say he is 5 1/2, he is more like 3 1/2. If you remember that every minute, you will all be happier.
It’s your job to remember because you are the big person.
You were not there to protect him for his first 2 1/2 years so he needs you to be on his side now.
You are the big person.
Be slow to anger, abounding in love. Love is patient.
There are 2 other kids (soon to be 4) watching you to see what patient love looks like.
Be the big person.
Patrick and Melissa, who was adopted from Korea as an infant, have two biological children, a son adopted at age 2 1/2 from Korea, and two teens waiting to come home from Ethiopia. They reside in Maryland where they started a ministry called Grafted Families. Its goal is to serve Gospel-centered churches as they care for orphans and vulnerable children. Melissa also has a photography business that specializes in adoption homecoming and foster family photography. You can get to know Melissa better on her personal blog and Patrick on his personal blog.