I Marvel – Part 2

I marvel:

  • That 13 years ago, today on 9/11, I know exactly where I was and what I was doing for an entire 24 hour period, but what was going on in Hope’s life at 3 months old is a complete mystery.
  • At how Hope has evolved from exclusively wearing jeans and tees to leggings, tunics and *gasp* the occasional dress.
  • That we both have heard The Furry One’s barks, nails clicking on the floor and have seen his shadow since he passed away. We only both admitted it and had a good cry this week. (Yep, we are believers!)
  • At how routines make drama lessen and even disappear.
  • At how not reacting to drama somestimes helps to lessen it.
  • That Hope loves Absurdly Hot Therapist now.
  • That my Hope is such a boss at surviving.
  • That Hope is more resilient than me.
  • At how fortunate we are to have locked in two great part time nannies. Both have day jobs as child therapists and one is pursuing a PhD in child psych with emphasis in PTSD. Can we say #jackpot?
  • That I don’t hear stories that start with, “When I was 8…” as much anymore; Hope is moving past her trauma.
  • That my new Fitbit says I am getting 100% sleep efficiency. Clearly the thing is a piece of crap…#notreally
  • At how my faith has grown this year.
  • At the dumb ish 13 year olds are want to do.
  • That I fell in love this year.

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I'm a single Black professional woman living in the DC area. I adopted my now adult daughter in 2014, and this blog chronicles my journey. Feel free to contact me at adoptiveblackmom@gmail.com, on Facebook at Adoptive Black Mom, and on Twitter @adoptiveblkmom. ©www.AdoptiveBlackMom.com, 2013-2022. All rights reserved. (Don't copy my ish without credit!) View all posts by AdoptiveBlackMom

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