Look what I found in our front garden:
A snow drop. This very first sign of spring makes me want to hop with joy (but my old bones won't let me).
Today is also the 2nd anniversary of first meeting our two youngest boys, James and Alistair, then 4 and 3. I remember how nervous Richard and I were when we (accompanied by social workers) first went to visit the boys at their foster carer's home. We knew so little about them then. They knew even less about us. We had made a family photo book for James and Alistair a few weeks earlier so they could talk with their carers about their new forever home but I suspect that it was no much more than a picture book for them, they were only little and I am certain that it must have been quite inpossible to imagine moving to a new home with a new mum and dad and two siblings.
Lucky for us James and Alistair were not shy at all and immediately took to liking us, giving us hugs and singing "bah bah black sheep". It was only later that I recognised the complete lack of shyness as a symptom of attachment issues but at the time it certainly was helpful. A crazy two weeks of introductions followed this initial meeting before James and Alistair finally became part of our family. But more of that another day.
I have been thinking about blogging today, too. I have been overwhelmed by your interest in this humble space of mine and your encouraging or otherwise kind comments. Thank you so much, it is really great to know you are out there, reading my blog and enjoying it, too. And here is a question that has been on my mind recently: How do I best respond to your comments? I have noticed that some of you reply to comments directly, others acknowledge comments in their next post, or visit the commenters own blog to comment in return. What is your preference?
Time to get dinner in the oven: cod fillets topped with red pesto baked in the oven, served with a vegetable rice. Enjoy a peaceful Thursday night! Cx