I pretend a lot. I pretend to know what I’m doing. I pretend to be strong and brave. I pretend to be happy and comfortable in certain situations. I even pretend to be listening as I get badgered for doing everything wrong and doing nothing right.
I won’t pretend to know what I’m doing when it comes to raising my RAD daughter.
What I will do is this :
I will do the research
I will go to therapy twice a week
I will fight against human nature to remove myself from someone who seemingly hates me (talking about my daughter here not just some Joe Blow)
I will fight for her to heal
I will give her the love she needs even when she does not want it
I will learn from my mistakes
I will not allow someone who has not walked in my shoes or done the research to make me feel less than
I will surround myself with people who support me and cheer me on, even
if when I make mistakes
That’s what my daughter needs from me.