Adoption = One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

Beyond words, how unconditional love will pull you thru.

Yesterday was a tough one for our little guy, and most of it was his own doing.

When the kids first came to live with us as fosters, he was an angry, insane-as-a-hyena mess. I’ve referenced this here, here, and oh, here. Reading those posts again, I realize how inadequate the descriptions are in communicating our…situation. The absolute insanity that ruled our home for the first eighteen months. The unbelievable chaos a wild five year old created (our girl, then seven, worked hard to be “perfect,” in keeping with her RAD). The utter defeat Hubby and I experienced, knowing no consequence–positive OR negative–motivated this child.

The last few months, in comparison, have been heavenly. Synonyms for “heavenly,” as described by the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary, include:

awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (alsobonnie) [chiefly British], boss

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