Because I can never, ever watch this video enough.....Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. Ever.
If you've never read anything about adoption or foster care or if you've read everything under the sun.....you still need to watch this video. Then watch it again.
It always keeps me mindful of what my daughter has been through. I have to watch it over, over and over.
I owe her that.
Multiple Transitions - A Child's Point of View About Adoption and Foster Care
When I ask myself "why" I watch the video. When I wonder why we're not past certain things....I watch the video. Our first AT's made me watch the video (with them in the room). They wanted me to find compassion for my child because I was STRUGGLING. Why weren't we farther along? Why was everything so very hard? Why couldn't she be better already? Why were there so.many.negative behaviors? How much more could I stand?
I didn't get it that day but I thought about the video and I watched it several times over the next several days. It finally started sinking in. I finally got it and I was able to have compassion and empathy. Finally.
I am such a slow learner sometimes. Now that I've got it I can't ever forget.