Every day is getting a little easier. I am so grateful for all the sweet things you all have had to say and for being so understanding and supportive. We've been overwhelmed with the amount of love and prayers by so many in real life and online friends and fellow adoptive parents.
I wish so much that this would never happen to anyone
. I agree with you all that it is the death of a dream.
It's just hard, because that room at the end of the hall has been Viktoria's room for nearly 18 months. What do we call it now? It's not even "the baby's" room because we're still not sure what direction we will go.
Is God trying to tell us we are meant to be a family of three, that D
is meant to be an only child? We have been so blessed with her. She is as close to perfect as any child could be. We love and cherish her so much. I've just always thought that being an only child would be so lonely. I've been so ready for her to have a playmate too. One good thing about Viktoria being older is that she could have come home ready to play since she would be nearly 3.
I'm feeling more hopeful in starts and stops. But going out into the "real world" is still unnatural feeling to me. D
and had to go to the library and grocery shopping today and I felt as if I were in a twilight zone.
We'll get there. It'll just take time.
I'm not sure what I'll do about the blog. If I'll keep going on this one, or if I'll stop and keep it just for Viktoria.
I just want to thank you all again for being so great. I know that you all are bearing a piece of this pain for us in many different states and countries around the world. I had so hoped that it would be a different sort of sharing - a sharing of indescribable joy when we would have received that long awaited court date. But I thank you from the bottom of my heart, nonetheless.
"You, Oh Lord, are a shield around me, my glory,
and the one who lifts up my head."