Journey through Foster care and adoption

Journey to completing our family

Three steps forward one step back February 13, 2013

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So tonight I am going to talk a little bit about Princess. She has come so far in the nearly two years that she has been in our family. She is my true Princess. I could not picture my life without her. She makes me laugh,smile, and appreciate every single day. She continues to amaze me with her strength and her genuine love towards everyone. I could not ask for a more wonderful daughter. There are times though that she becomes upset and cannot be consoled easily. Tonight was one of those nights.

It all started with homework. Homework for Princess can be very hard sometimes because she is EASILY frustrated. I dread homework each and every night. Believe me I try positive thinking every single day. She has come so far with learning to read and that for the most part goes really well now. But when she gets to a word she doesn’t know she shuts down. Those are times I let her take a break and just relax for a little bit. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. So homework didn’t go well and it just spiraled down from there. She didn’t like what we were eating tonight. She whined and complained. We asked her several times to try it and she refused. At that point I needed a break. I asked her to go to her room so we could both calm down. She threw a huge fit, yelling screaming, jumping on her bed. It was a rage that we hadn’t seen in a long time. After about twenty minutes(which is extremely short compared to when she first came home) I talked her her, held her and calmed her down. She right now is downstairs eating the dinner we fixed. Tonight gave me flash backs of when she would rage for hours, hitting, kicking and throwing whatever was in her way. Even though she threw a massive fit tonight I am still proud of her. She has come a long way.

As for me, there are times I just need to step away from the situation to calm down and take perspective of the situation.I just get so pent up inside sometimes. I am so glad she is doing so much better. We will have these days. We all have these days. We just need to count our blessings and take one day at a time. I know that sounds so cliche’ but it is so true.

As for the talking about the adoption I will post more on that later. Until next time…..

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