Over the last 10 months we (we meaning I) have attended 36 adoption related appointments and meetings!
Reality has hit!
Since the girls arrival 10 months ago we’ve shared so many great and memorable moments such as their 1st firework display, our first family Christmas and birthdays and of course Mothers Day. We’ve taken over 3000 photo’s, so glad they invented digital camera’s, imagine how many films that would have been!
We’ve also shared lots of hard times and struggles, strops and sulks, controlling, manipulative, emotional behaviours, outbursts and tantrums and plenty of tears, many of which were mine. All 3 girls are currently under a specialist of some description. All 3 girls have their own sets of issues and problems and all 3 girls have very differing needs.
All 3 girls smile a lot! Mommy has lots of grey hair but is still smiling and Daddy as always is still taking it all in his stride! 🙂
I’ve been lucky enough to have the support of my family and close friends, strangers have become ‘family’ over the months and some family/friends have become ‘strangers’. Its funny how things change when times are tough but i’ve learnt that you should surround yourself with people who will love and support you through life. Those that disappear during the lows are not ones you can depend on. Dependable friends and family are a necessity if you want to avoid a breakdown of some description, oh and chocolate helps to!