Thank you all for praying and supporting this healing journey that we are on with SG. I wish I could express in words the miracles that God has already done, in us, and in her. Despite this week's apparent setback I can honestly say that SG is making healing progress. She has better coping skills, more self control, more maturity. When she is regulated she is fun to be around, helpful, cooperative, she is doing really well. She is off all medication and she is being successful at school. I have great hope. Tuesday night I was calm outside but inside I was scared. (Crying to God that I didn't know if I could go back to "the way things were"). But truth is, we aren't going back. We are moving forward. Healing is happening, healing will continue to happen. God is faithful and He is in the business of redemption. Count on it.
|From "I want to kill you" on Tuesday to this on Saturday... This is called HOPE.|
If you want to better understand what life is like when you are parenting a hurt child, please read the following letter... it explains things really well...
My Life as a Parent of a Traumatized, Attachment-Disordered Child
*I want to write more and openly about our adoption journey, and about the struggles and joys we face as a family with children who have had traumatic histories, but I also want to protect their stories. I could make the blog private, but that would prevent other adoptive families from benefitting from our story. So as I have time I am going back through the blog and changing names to pseudonyms. I am an open person, and I do want to share and help as many people as possible, I want other adoptive families to know there is struggle, and hope, and redemption. I feel this is a good compromise.