Starved for Attention

Jason seemed to have an invisible sign around his neck that said, “Love me.” Maybe that’s why I did

Family Fun: Jason 5, Sarah 9, with My Husband, Shortly after They Arrived in our Home, © B. Radisavljevic

I first met Jason while I was weeding a flower bed in my front yard in the late afternoon. A scrawny little blond boy with a serious expression approached me and asked, “Whatcha doin’?”

I replied I was pulling weeds, and then explained the difference between the flowers and weeds. He listened…