February 28, 2012


Filed under: Uncategorized — by jeannette4175 @ 9:30 pm

I am done with counseling for now.  I had the three sessions.  Some parts were very good for me and some were not.  After talking with the counselor yesterday she agreed that I basically have my crap together and that I have learned great coping methods before I started.  I do not use drugs, alcohal, or tobacco to help me through.  I do not rely totally on others.  I slowly let my frustration out when things are overwhelming.  I do not wallow in self pity.  I do not do anything to hurt myself or others around me.  She thought educating others about adoption and what it can do to you was a great outlet for me.

It was interseting as we were talking yesterday she compared my experience in adoption with seeds in the forest.  Some seeds in the forest need fire and smoke so they can germinate and become stong trees and plants.  Basically at 16 I walked through the fire alone.  I was burned but a new stregnth was formed.   Almost two years ago, at 35 I walked with my daughter through the same fire.  I again learned to be stronger than I thought was possible.  I wasn’t totally alone but I had to be strong for all 4 of my children. For me this visual of becoming stronger because you walked through the fire has helped, it works for me.


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