Dear Edric-2017…

Hey buddy, it was 2 years ago today that we met you for the first time in a crowded little hot room in the middle of Seoul. A journey that had literally begun 3 years before was finally approaching the end in that little room.  You were just a tiny little peanut and really not…

Tough Adjustments…

There have been days these past few months where we have laughed because only 3 kids cried during dinner (all over a fly-swatter…don’t even ask) and we consider the day a victory, and there are days where I have literally just cried by lunch time and been ready to throw in the towel. It’s when…

Some Days Are Hard….

There are. No way around it. There are just hard days. Normally there are hard days, and then adding an internationally adopted toddler into the mix makes it hard. I think any parent of a toddler would tell you that days can be rough. Throw in language, cultural, and attachment barriers into it all and…

Leaves, Milestones, and New Adventures

We passed a month home on Friday! It is crazy to think that we have been living in this new craziness for a month now. And we look back and see where we have come and how many strides have been made. It’s much easier doing that than looking forward and seeing the miles we…

Attachment and Struggles

I’ve been doing a lot of reading on attachment. A LOT. And just as kids born don’t come with instruction manuals neither do adopted children. The problem is that to those on the outside what looks like a well adjusted, happy toddler is really not at all attached and reeling on the inside and looking…