Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Joining my friend Tricia in Thankful Thursday.

This week I am thankful for friends so special they are actually family. Tricia will be taking care of my girls for me while I attend Hubs college graduation ceremony in Washington DC.

This is significant as it requires an all day drive for her to even get to our house.

We had a couple of other offers. But Mighty Mouse does not know the others. This complicates issues as she is so afraid I will leave and never come back. To leave her I have to be sure it's with someone she is very comfortable with. We aren't talking about separation anxiety here. This is called anxious attachment which is the result of early trauma. It is not just a tough love, leave her kind of think. It could actually set us back in the progress we have made.

Adoption parenting is NOT for the faint of heart!

And when I told MM that Tricia is coming to stay with her while mommy and daddy go to the graduation.......(holding my breath waiting for the response)......she was still for a minute while digesting the info.....and then she let out a loud YEAH! While jumping up and down and throwing her hands in the air.

I don't know if I've ever been more thankful in my life.

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  1. Sweet relief. I know you will have a wonderful time!!

  2. How wonderful! And congrats to Hubs for graduating!!! I know you are both letting out a sigh of relief.

  3. Congrats to your hubby for graduating :)

  4. I'm so happy you get to go and the situation is so comfortable. You do have a great friend there!

  5. I am so glad that Tricia can come. Super congrats to the hubs - I am so glad he is getting to "walk". Andy got his diploma mailed to him while he was in Afghanistan, which was a bummer. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance!