Hello, friends. It's been a long, long time.
So it's been nearly a year since I started this whole Parenting-A-Teenager journey, and let me just say that adopting an older child is every bit as much an extreme sport as roller derby. The last few months have been. . . intense. We've had a lot going on around here, and shortly after I wrote my last post things exploded and it became evident that it would be best if I took a hiatus from the Internet entirely until it settled down around here a bit. So I just sort of walked away from it, and I stopped checking my e-mail and Facebook and everything because everybody wanted to know why I wasn't blogging and I couldn't figure out how to answer that question without sharing way more information than would be appropriate or healthy for our girl. Sorry about that, everyone.
After a few months of intensive counseling multiple times a week we've made some significant progress, and I'm feeling comfortable with the idea of starting to write about my family again. I want to make it clear that we have zero regrets about the choice we made to pursue Eden's adoption and we're still fully committed to her (and should hopefully be finalizing next month!). We'll be continuing to help her grow and heal over the next few years as she forges on towards adulthood. I won't be going into any more detail about the last few months to protect her privacy, but I'll just say that it's been an extremely difficult period for all parties involved and leave it at that.
So a quick update on the rest of the family:
Connor's doing wonderfully and is as adorable as ever. The kid's been working in a walker and that was going well for a while, but he now seems to have lost interest in it so we're taking a break. He's getting over a cold at the moment, and is currently snoring and snortling away like a little pug dog in his room. He's on the mend and felt much better today though, so he spent a large portion of his time amusing himself by asking to snuggle with me and then blowing his nose on my shirt. Ah, the joys of motherhood.
Jer's doing well at Physician's Assistant school and is nearly done with his classroom time. He's been gone seventeen months now and I am so, so ready for him to be home. Unfortunately he'll be stationed in California for his year of clinicals so I'll be continuing my sort-of single parenthood for a while yet, but we hope he'll be doing at least a few of his rotations up this way, so we should see a lot more of him. I've been checking train schedules for the line that runs down the California cost, and we're making plans to have some fun adventures together.
So anyway, here I am again-- thanks for being patient with me. We'll be returning to our regularly scheduled programming of daily blogging now. Huzzah!
2 months ago