Holy Jingle Jangles!
This week has been astoundingly wonderful and astoundingly hard all at once. I have traversed across the Atlantic and back in one weekend, held the son I hadn’t seen in a year in a half, and welcomed this new addition to our family. My little boy has changed in so many ways, but still has so many of the same little quirks that he has always had.
It has been a week of love, hardship, and learning. This little boy has moved away from the only life he has ever really known for the last five years. He has left behind his father, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and even his pets. He has grown accustomed to a certain upbringing that is different from the one my husband and I try to offer our children. He has also had a fair amount of change and turmoil in his life, so this move just added so much to that.
Right away, we have tried to establish that this is his home now too. That he is a member of our silly little family and he is so loved. I know that it will take some time for him to believe and accept every aspect of it. He is quick to say “I love you” to me, but to his siblings and his stepfather he is still slightly stand offish. I realize that this is because all of this is so new to him, so it will take lots of affirmation and love to help him along the way.
As for me, I honestly have not had much time to evaluate my emotions due to the sheer amount of items to check off on my do to list. So tonight I wanted to sit down and think about how I was doing mentally and emotionally. I am a little overwhelmed thanks to our upcoming PCS and the sheer amount of things to do before then. I am a little taken aback by how rude and mean my son can be at times. But also given hope when he is an absolute dear to his siblings. And tired…oh I am so tired. Jet lag for a little boy often means many late nights, and this has been no cup of tea for me!
Speaking of…I am in love with my new raspberry cake tea…
Anyways, has this been a completely life changing experience? Yes, but I am hopeful for the future.
Dress: Doll Me Up Inc
Cardigan: MAK Sweaters
Shoes: Chase and Chloe
Hair Flower: Shazam!