Friday, May 25, 2012


Its been quite the year thus far for our family.  

Sunshine held off his major disregulated behaviors until Mid-January and as difficult as the beginning of 2012 was we were thrilled the behaviors didn't start in November as per tradition.  He just recently finished up his regular Nov-May behaviors that are always triggered by birthdays and holidays; with the finale being J.J.'s birthday mid-May.

J.J. surprised us this year by being triggered by his own birthday.  Its difficult for the typical person to understand how birthday's are triggers for children from difficult places.  Yet, they are.  This time of festivity and love where we celebrate the birth of said person harbors extreme anxiety for our children with challenges.  In the end it was fears of abandonment and being forgotten that caused momentary panic. 
Another surprise was the DAY of J.J.'s birthday.  All 4 children were downright crazy.  All of them were so crazy out-of-sorts that I simply laughed and thanked the Lord they all got their attitudes out at once...on one day...instead of each taking their own day to be attitudy.  Isn't that every mothers wish?  For them all to just get the grumpy's out together at once!

We had our 6 month follow-up for Sunshine's VPD (Visual Processing Disorder).  This was the longest we've gone between appointments and honestly the news wasn't great.  His left eye is struggling so much its ready to shut down again rendering him blind in that eye.  It hurts this mothers heart to know that he will continue to struggle in another area while trying to mature and keep his emotions regulated.  

Adversity is good, though, isn't it?  It builds character.  It sculpts us into who we will become.  I know this will make him stronger.  I know this will teach him perseverance.

We've had some adoption related frustration and I'll leave that for another post...hopefully one a little perkier.

For now...just pray if you, please.  For all the loose ends of this adoption to be fixed and that we can have some clear sailing for once.  

Adversity...smersity...I call him Murphy and I don't like him!    

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