Tuesday, August 10, 2010

stormie has had a rough... {hawaii adoptive mom blog}

stormie has had a rough time transitioning back to preschool. we had a great summer and kept busy, so i think she misses that, but MOSTLY - i think she misses ME. that makes me feel a million tingly's inside! Now, before you start judging me about why i send her to preschool - i HAVE to. She requires services i can't provide, like behavioral therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

i have never heard her tell me she loves me and misses me so much - EVER then i have in the last week. she's just not an outwardly loving kinda person like that. in fact, when she was still a foster child we were scared she was showing signs of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD).

the other night stormie had her first nightmare, so i slept in her bed. when she woke up, she told me she feel into the water (without her floaties) and mommy saved her.

it may not seem like much to you, but to me it means the world. it means she knows i'm her mommy. her provider. her rescuer. it feels good to know we are creating an unbreakable bond together.


  1. I'm tearing. Thank you for posting this. It's the best feeling to have your child acknowledge you in that way. My heart feels warm.

  2. i am right there with you, it makes parts of life a little harder, but inside you are like "YES!!! we are bonded!!!!!"

  3. Ashley - THE best love!!
    leah - it is an amazing feeling...

  4. woah, what a deep post. Thanks for sharing this. Stormie is so lucky to have you as you are lucky to have her.