Seriously, I cried…
I have struggled the last couple of weeks with a massive behavior shift in our daughter with RAD. It has been *hard* to say the least. Over the summer…she was allowed to stay up later, swim, read, play games. She could just be a kid with nothing major to do but chores.
The first two weeks of school, she did AMAZING.
The last week was difficult, to say the least.
I watch this and I think that the little girl in the video looks to be the same age as G when she moved in. The little brother was also about the same age.
I fail so many days. I have not be an exemplary parent to her and I’ve lost my cool more times than not.
But I have never given up.
I won’t give up.
God is good and He has forgiven my poor choices.
I pray that Gigi forgives my poor choices, as well.
She will remember the bad situations, but I pray that she will remember that I never gave up on her.
Older child adoption is hard.
Older child adoption from the foster care system is hard.
I wouldn’t change a thing, though.
God help me to intentionally parent my children.