What’s next?

Uncertainty I don’t think we have ever faced a new year with so much uncertainty. Every new year carries with it the promise of new hopes and plans but usually they are all within a well worn framework of life that has been established over the years. Usually plans have already been made, diary events are already pencilled in. But not this new year. This new year, more than ever, feels like stepping into the unknown. Change This time last year I had no idea of the level of change that was about to come […]

Developmental gains

I wrote today’s blog in a fairly clinical way. Deliberately. Mr Six and I have been discussing the progress that Little Legs has made since she joined our family. I thought it would be interesting to review that progress in a way that highlighted where she was when she came home alongside demonstrating how far she has come. Little Legs’ was in foster care for an unusual length of time for a young child who was removed from her birth family at a very early age. Her medical profile detailed a wide range of developmental delays, […]

The times they are a changin’

I have been thinking a lot about change recently. Or perhaps I should say I have been experiencing a lot of change. Over the last 5 months I had been finding myself feeling anxious and fearful and I couldn’t work out why. Everything felt like it was on top of me and I couldn’t think clearly enough to know what to do to feel better. A breakthrough came when a friend reminded me of something that a visiting speaker at our church had said to us a few years earlier. The emotions that I was […]