Thankful for friends. And home ed.

We are so blessed to have some amazing friends in our lives. Friends who understand us and love us and who understand about some of the differences between their kids and our Little Legs. Recently we have started attending a home ed group that we used to go to before Little Legs came home. This particular group of our some of our closest friends shares not only home education as common ground, but also our faith perspective. At the last get together a few weeks ago, we had a wonderful few hours of chatting, drinking brews and watching […]

Our kind of support

During Stage Two of our pre-approval adoption process, our Social Worker talked us through our ‘Ecomap’: a strange document that required us to construct a map format of our support network. I remember us looking at the template and being unsure how to complete it. Who to place in what space. How to describe and differentiate our relationships with our family and friends. We spent significant amounts of time trying to make sure our Ecomap was representative of our lives at the time. We have some family locally (my Dad and my sister and family), […]

An afternoon out

This weekend we spent a wonderful afternoon at a stunning National Trust property not too far from home. We’ve been there once before a couple of years ago and the grounds are just beautiful. We met up with long time awesome friends of ours, who live on the other side of the country and who we meet up with maybe just once or twice a year. We have seven kids between us, all aged between 4 and 11, so they all have buddies to play with and giggle with and tell secrets too. We have […]


This afternoon, reflecting on our Big Day Out last week, I am thankful. Thankful for our girls. Our four beautiful, amazing, funny, thoughtful, caring, passionate, giggly, kind, loving girls. Thankful for our Little Legs, who finally had her day in Court. A friendly, welcoming, celebratory fifteen minutes in Court. Thankful for a lovely Court Clerk who put everyone at ease and guided us through. For a Judge who was welcoming, cheerful, engaging and easygoing. Thankful for family and friends who came to celebrate and mark our moment in court as the Six Family. For their support, […]