This story is far from over but I am more hopeful than I have ever been and more prepared than I could have ever imagined. I am anxious for the day when Victoria will be able to relinquish the fear and allow the love and joy to flow freely from her heart. That she will be free from the weight of despair that has robbed her of a childhood that should have been full of innocence, light-heartedness and happiness. I know before that day arrives there will be more disappointment and impatience but I have loved this girl more than anyone despite what I could not do for her. This love brought her to this home. This love allowed her to stay. This love will mend her. This love will allow her to love others.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
What I Know For Sure
I have been tentative about allowing comments on my post. This has never been about receiving sympathy. In the beginning months of therapy, my lament was, "I just wish I would have known this in the beginning when we brought her home." However, despite the pain, especially the unexpected pain that came from good sources, I can never wish I had known. Far too many truths have been revealed and I am beginning to feel the warmth of the sun.