Thursday, July 24, 2008

Photo Story Friday and the Dancing Queen

A couple of years ago, it seems like a lifetime ago, my husband and I worked at a group home where we were house parents to 3 (and at one point 4) fabulous teenagers. Among those kids was Paul. Man I miss Paul! Paul loved our kids. At the time there was just Bella and Buddy. Paul also loved to dance. The combination of dancing with one of the kids seemed to be among his very favorite things to do.







I love these photos of him with Bella. Not half as much as Bella loved being treated like the queen of the house with 3 doting older "siblings".

**Paul was adopted this spring... at 18 years old! That almost never happens.

10 comments:

  1. how sweet .. dance on, fellow "rednecker" :) life's a dance you learn as you go.

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  2. Very cute pictures. There's nothing cuter than a little girl dancing, and nothing to make her feel more special than a dance partner.

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  3. Very sweet. What a precious little girl!!

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  4. Very sweet. Wow. Adopted at 18! That's cool. Glad someone did that.

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  5. I love a story with a happy ending. My husband has a 15-year-old nephew who is a stereotypical teenager who sulks and mumbles and you can barely get a sentence out of him. But when he is with my two young children he is a totally different child, all animated, chasing them around, pandering to their every whim and he has infinite tollerance.

    By the way, have tagged you for a 6 quirky things about me thingy . . .
    http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/fromdawntillrusk/2008/07/six-things-you-need-to-know-ab.html

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  6. I have girls in my family too - and I know how proud you feel.

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  7. wow... that's such a heart warming story! thankfully he has found his family. Adopted at 18 is amazing.

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  8. Watching little girls dance - when they are still so unaffected by insecurity is one of my favorite things. Great story and keep up the good work, it certainly is needed

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  9. How adorable! And yay for his adoption!

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  10. What an awesome moment to capture!

    Isn't it great how free little ones are..not worried about being watched or judged because they are just having fun. We need to be more like them!

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