While a little nervous, Avery did beautifully during the transition! We took many of her favorite things to her to have at this new home.
Yesterday, evening I met the respite mama to give her Avery's prescription medications! She shared that Avery had played with her younger children and had jumped on their trampoline.
She also shared that they had taken Avery shopping and that Avery was very decisive about what she liked and didn't like, this I knew. We both agreed that Avery had very good taste.
Saying, goodbye was really hard and letting my child go with another family harder. I had to keep reminding myself that this was for Avery's good. We are planning a visit next week. The RM (respite mom) and I wanted to give Avery a chance to settle in before the visit. After our visit we will reevaluate according to how Avery does afterwards. We do not want to make life harder for her or the RF (respite family).
This respite family is amazing! They love the Lord and are active in their church. They are blessed with many things I could never afford and this in turn will be a blessing to Avery during her time there.
I wish this family felt called to become Avery's new adoptive family as they are exactly what Avery needs! This mama home schools and makes life fun for her kids. Avery is going to thrive in this environment.
The have been many comments about me wanting to "rehome" Avery from the beginning. Yes, those were my thoughts at first but know this, I came to love Avery and thoughts of "rehoming" were completely off the table and not part of my thinking at all!
It was only when things escalated to an unsafe level for all that dissolution became a necessity. The reality of life is hard and only those that live it can truly understand the whys. Hear me when I tell you this, Avery has so many positive traits and she is loved. She is a beautiful young lady that will blossom under the love and guidance of a full-time non-working mama.
On the home front my oven is broken and we are back to using the toaster oven. The problem with that we have had to move it to the bathroom to keep if from popping the fuses!
Thankfully, I have this small drop down counter that works perfect for the oven. I am saving for a new oven for the kitchen. I've been told the old one cannot be repaired.
Yesterday, Kendall and Mackinley went with me to discharge Avery from the hospital. On the way home we stopped at Johnny Rockets for lunch.
Once home we took Avery's prescriptions to be filled and had some paperwork notarized for the RF. The girls rode with me to take the prescriptions to the RM and afterwards we went out for a frozen treat.
This process has been emotionally, mentally and physically draining thus my need to take a day off to reflect, rest, and restore.
Until next time . . .