Saturday, November 7, 2015
This is Josiah. We got Josiah as a foster baby at the age of 13 months old. He is our little whirlwind that never stops and he is always keeping us on our toes. As our first foster placement, I thought he would outgrow a lot of what he did as I just thought that it was a lack of boundaries and nobody had ever told him no or taught him how to play. This little guy could scale a room like no tomorrow. We adopted him at age 3 and he is now 9. He loves art and loves to draw and really has a talent there. I was trying to find a quick picture of some of his art as he draws in minutes and it looks fantastic. I'll have to do a post on his art by itself. So proud of him with it....I just wish sometimes that he would choose to put all the energy that he has into something productive, like his art.
Josiah struggles from reactive attachment disorder (stems not getting his needs met when he was a baby by his birthmom) and has a lot of behavior challenges that stems from that as he does not trust adults to meet his needs. He tends to get angry very easily and lots of stuff is broken around here, so we are in counseling a lot to work on issues. It's been very hard at times, but we keep on keeping on and persevering. We love him and want so very much for him. He is very bright and I really think he could go far with his art some day. So much talent!