It's been a tough few days, and I plan to blog about it in chronological order.
Tuesday - November 4th, 2008.
Our 2 year anniversary with the kids. It's hard to believe how far we've come!
From the first day I saw them on the internet (Bear (12!) and Kitty (11)
To our first meeting with them.
Them coming to live with us November 4th, 2006 and our first Christmas together.
Dealing with Bear's aggression and intimidation, running away, suicide threats, getting suspended from school, juvenile court, drug abuse, Hubby being accused of child abuse (unfounded of course!), and Bear's eventual trip to residential treatment.
Years of attachment therapy with Kitty. Leading up to the point where I can actually touch her, and even give her a little criticism (she still can't handle it from anyone else though).
Kitty's adoption day!! March 2008
Bear's adoption day!! July 2008
It's been a long two years. I can't believe we made it! I sent an e-mail to the kids' Nebraska caseworker (letting her know we STILL haven't received Bear's birth certificate!). I got a little positive feedback that made me feel good. She was impressed that we stuck with this through thick and thin and kept the kids when a lot of parents would have sent them back.
Even when the kids drive me crazy I'm glad they are in our lives. God really knew what he was doing when he chose these children for us. I have to admit I had big doubts!! *grin*