I definitely agree, Asha, I don't think adoption caused her death. But unfortunately, a lot of people who want children badly but can't have them on their own are apparently adopting these poor kids with no idea of what to expect. Lack of understanding leads to low tolerance for these babies (because the parents don't truly think of the kids as "theirs") and ultimately leads to cases like Emma's. It's so heartbreaking. I've read three such cases in the past two months. The adoptive parents always say things like, "I didn't know what to do... no one had told me what to expect." Depressing.
I said it on the AP board, but . Are you doing okay?
I loved this song back when it first came out, it is so soothing... They don't play it as much anymore but today I just decided to turn the radio on and this song was playing!!! I thought of you.
I don't understand the phrase:" it was all yellow"
Does it mean : it was all good, was yellow her favorite color? I still love the song (lucky Gwyneth) but I never understood, why yellow?
Asha, according to what I've read, Chris Martin said that the word "yellow" just seemed to "fit" there, and it sounded nice to them. There was no real hidden meaning to it! And apparently, the song wasn't written about romantic love, it was meant to be about a brotherly love for someone you admire. Interesting, eh?
I hope you get some comfort in talking to your Dad. I hope he treats you with respect and doesn't play any mind games with you. Be strong and be cautious! For the rest of our lives-I think- we stay little children when we deal with our parents. We want to please them and seek their approval and love... I hope your Dad realises what a generous gift you are giving him by giving him a second chance. I wish you luck and will be thinking of you.
Hi Sandy! How are you feeling tonight? I'm sorry to hear you've been sick - the flu bug sure has been hitting hard this year.
That totally made me tear up.I hope God whispers in your ear tonight, "Sleep tight little one, you have been chosen" just as God whispered to us that we have been chosen too. Mommy and Daddy love you, Adriana.
About your parents. I really couldn't of said it better than Asha, she worded it so beautifully. You'll be in my prayers.
Thanks, ladies. I am glad I cut off ties with them. I have grown so much since I left, and they have not grown at all. They are still the same avoiding/manipulating people they always were. Sad to see, but I think I have to think about my future and my family now. Asha, you're absolutely right - there's just something about parents that's so hard to turn your back on. I am just glad Addie will never have to go through all of this.
It means so much to me to have your support, both of you. Thank you.
It sounds like things went exactly how you expected - It made me smile to see that your parents saw how confident you are now, I think that speaks volumes!