This morning I'm up at 5:45. It's very early for me but I'm very anxious. You see, today the girls have a visit with their bio mom. We knew going into this that visits were a reality for us, that we would have to be a loving guide for these visits as well as a calm and loving presence for the girls and their emotions after them. It's still hard. Who knew that bringing these wonderful children home would result in such immediate feelings?
Yesterday my husband had the chance to speak with the girl's county social worker. She was really nice and answered the questions we had to the best of her ability while maintaining confidentiality. We learned as much as we could so that we could do the absolute best job parenting that we could. My husband and I are both awed and amazed at how quickly these two girls have stolen our hearts; something we truly expected to take a long time.
The past few days have been amazing. We have had our ups and downs, tantrums and tears and our 'I love you's,' and 'I'm sorries.' Little Rural LOVES being a big brother and has taken to the role as if he's always been one. The whole family is just so thankful that these girls have come to join our family. One step at a time we must endure and keep focused on the girl's best interest. I won't lie and say that I don't hope that "best interest" means a forever with us!
I've been sidetracked but there will be lots of gardening, antiquing and crafting coming up on here so stay tuned!