An Unexpected Story

I will start by saying I cried when it happened so you might want to get a tissue. We went out to dinner last night, myself, M2, N and Baby K. The place knows us and inevitably when we go there we see people we know. It is a small Italian place but the food... Continue Reading →

Being Teenagers

OK I admit it M1 is many times the challenge in my world but sometimes, she does something that lets me know in there deep down and buried is basically a good kid. Yesterday was that day and here is how it unfolded. I went downstairs to M1's room to install the new baseboard heater.... Continue Reading →

Part Two-Vacation Memories

One of the neat things about adopting is that while you miss some of the traditional firsts, first steps, first words you do get to have your own firsts with your teen. This vacation went catastrophically wrong in so many ways and yet it also went right in some important ones. The firsts we had... Continue Reading →

Finding Rainbows

Today  I went to counseling with my counselor who has been out of the office for the last three weeks. I was happy to see her as she is really sweet and been great at providing support during these last few months of hell. I updated her on the antics of M1 and she as... Continue Reading →

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