Living In Your New Normal (Part 2): Adjusting

The Honestly Adoption Podcast- Season 17, Episode 136

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for the human race. It has especially left its mark on foster and adoptive families. After the grieving process is in full swing, how do you and your children adjust to the new normal?

If your family is anything like ours, the grief over a new normal set in pretty fast. Graduation ceremonies, prom, spending time with friends, going to the mall, grabbing a cup of coffee, even going to the movies…all gone in a flash. But after the grief is in full swing, we must begin to adjust to a new way of life. How can we lead our children in this effectively as effectively as possible? We discuss in today’s episode. Listen now…

The Illusion Of A Perfect Life

And Why So Many Think They Need One.

It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I’m not sure if I could find a thousand words, but I do know that when it comes to pictures, what you see is not always what you get.

Screen Shot 2013-09-27 at 11.08.12 AM

Take a moment to study the picture of us above. If I wrote nothing and just left it to your imagination, what would you say about it? How would you describe what you saw? Maybe you would speak of how happy we are, or the beautiful scenery around us. Perhaps you would remark, “Cute family,” or secretly wish you could take a vacation like this. Maybe you would actually have a thousand words to say. Maybe you would simply think to yourself, “It must have been a good day.” Somewhere in your mind and heart, you may even think, “They look like the perfect family.”