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Why Would I Say That?

I used to write down funny things the kids said.

(For those of you beginning the journey, keep a journal, send yourself a text, etc. You’ll definitely want it later).

Looking through old texts to myself, I found this one from early 2016:

Me (to my daughter):

“I couldn’t hear what you said, but it sounded like ‘I love you so much!'”

She (with emphasis and attitude):

“Why would I say THAT?!”

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Photo credit: Steven Depolo

At the time, we were in the throes of RAD. She and I did not get along. Every time she considered loving me, her trauma triggered anger and fear.

Two years later, LOVE WINS.

We have come so far, this girl and I.

We’ll probably have more roller coaster days and maybe months ahead, considering she’s now a teen, but we’ll make it.

She’s gone to camp and I really miss her. She’s one of my favorite people in the world.

Reactive Attachment Disorder, you can kiss my butt.Β 

 

 

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Posted on June 12, 2018, in Adoption, Funny and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. I’ve not heard of RAD…

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    • Are you being ironic?

      If you’re serious, you should definitely research it. I would bet you’re dealing with it daily, based on some of our previous discussions.

      *I’m not a doctor and don’t play one on TV. Opinions are my own and not meant to diagnose anything. πŸ˜‰

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      • Nope, not a hint of irony. I’ve never heard of this before and it works like something I should know.
        As I said before it shows how shit the support for adoptive parents is in the UK because I’ve got all kinds of people ‘helping’ and noone has mentioned it.

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        • If it makes you feel any better, I researched it on my own (heard about it on a radio show years ago) and brought it to the attention of the psych testing her and asked for a rule-out (or in this case, a rule-in).

          I’m posting one about RAD tomorrow; it will have a link for you to check out (I think it’s the first one). I only skimmed the website but it looked like a bunch of great articles.

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  2. This made my day. ☺️

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  3. Reblogged this on Survivors Blog Here and commented:
    So happy Casey has made so much progress with her daughter.

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  4. I’m so happy Casey! The strength you and your husband have is stronger than concrete. I pray for the day the boy comes around. I know you do to.
    Hugs and Prayers

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  5. Awh!! I soooo love this! πŸ™‚ ❀

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