"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Two Years

Today marks are two year anniversary since we brought Marcus & Zoe home. In some ways it has gone by so fast and in some ways it seems like it has been much longer than two years. They have adjusted so well and have become such a loved part of our family. We are so thankful that God brought them to us!

You might think that after two years that the "bonding" process would be complete, but we are learning that it takes a long time for a four year old to truly attach and trust a new family. As strange as it may seem, a year ago I would have placed us further along the bonding continuum than I would put us now. Not that we have moved backward in the process, I have just become more aware of Marcus's insecurities and fears. The past two years have taught us all a lot :-) This road toward wholeness for him and healthiness for our family is a long road with lots of twists and turns. We see progress, but more frequently we see more that needs to occur. I have no doubt in my mind that when it's all said and done, Marcus will grow up to be a healthy, trusting individual.

I am certainly not despairing. God has been very good to us and He is more than capable of meeting all our needs in this area and every other.


  1. Yea for 2 years! Thanks for sharing about Marcus. With the ages of my blessings to come, (Lord Willing), it is nice to see this in case I (probably will) run into this too. :)

  2. I just saw this post when I came on to see the United Breaks Guitars song. I can't believe it's been two years. God bless the Johnson family. Love to you all.


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