Bee and I took a quick trip to Seattle for medical appointments last Friday. We had hours in the car, just the two of us, and we covered a lot of topics – hard things, funny things, and long movie descriptions. Bee has a new therapist, so we talked about the work we are doing with her. Bee will be the first to tell you that spending most of her life in an orphanage did not prepare her to live in a family.
We talked about the way children related to adults in her orphanage. They trusted each other, but not the adults. They banded together for strength and support, and as much as possible, they took care of themselves. Learning to trust adults and believe that her needs will be met by us is very hard.
We had dinner with one of Bee’s most special friends, Alex, and her family. Then we went to my sister’s where we got to see my niece and have breakfast Saturday morning with my parents. It was a wonderful way to end our visit.
It’s extremely rare for me to get so much time with just one of my children. I’m even thankful for the long hours of driving – and for coffee, and diet Coke, that kept me awake on the road. An extra bonus was the beautiful sunshine!
Have a great start to your week. Mine is starting with a phone meeting for Dimples and a (hopefully) good homeschool morning.
What does your Monday hold?
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