we got the call that changed our lives forever. We were asked if we were interested in becoming the parents to two beautiful girls, a 2 year old and her 6 week old sister. We of course said yes and and today marks our two year referralversary. Id like to sit here and tell you all how wonderful and exciting and problem free its been and while we have definitely had some great moments recently the bad are outweighing the good. On one hand we have a genuinely happy loving sweet now 2 year old who loves to laugh, sing, dress up, and play. Who’s eyes light up when daddy gets home or when mommy gets her out of bed in the morning, who loves to hug and kiss, and wave and clap all day long.
Yet on the other hand we have a very sad, scared, angry, traumatized 4 year old. Who does anything she can to hurt you and your feelings, who attacks any form of goodness in her life, and wants everyone to suffer a long with her. Who growls at you, hits you, calls you names and hurts herself so you can feel the pain she feels. Who only smiles when she wants something, who only shows affection and love if someone else does so she can get attention too. She looks at you with all the hate in her eyes that she can muster and lets you know daily that she is not happy, yet doesn’t want to leave. A child who i actually have to record video of and take pictures of the rages and abuse she is putting out in order to have proof should the cops ever get called. What person wants to deal with that ? Its EXHAUSTING and robbing our other child of normalcy. Its a very weird combination and its making life very difficult. Do i love my kids ? More than anything, can I say knowing what I know now would I ever do it again ? I honestly cant say if i would. And as a parent, that hurts. A lot. Here’s hoping that this next year shows some sign of improvement so we can get to being the family we are supposed to be.
G’s Referral Info at 6 weeks-
G’s Current info at 2 years old-
A’s Referral Info at 2 years old-
A’s current info at 4 years old-