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I've done some pretty cool things, but nothing's as cool as creating our family

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Routine Routine Routine

Given the differences between our children.  The age at which they were placed with us for adoption.  Their gender.  Their respective backgrounds.  There has been little commonality between our experience of their adoption.

One thing does however stand out when we talk about our experiences of the last five years.  That is the importance of routine in helping both children acclimatise to and feel secure in their new home.

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Resilience

This morning's shower routine was a trying one.

I have a half written blog post which explains how important routine was, and is, to our children, particularly as they settled into our family.  Suffice it to say it's really, REALLY important.

Our school-day morning routine has therefore been the same for, well, forever.  Or at least it seems that way.  Certainly since our daughter came to live with us.

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Mortality

If you keep an eye on my blog, you will have seen that the last week has been something of a traumatic one for our family.

My father was taken ill last weekend and ended up in hospital.  There were moments where we were unsure what was wrong.  There were times when we thought he would pull through quite normally.  There were also times when we believed his release from hospital would only be in a much diminished physical state.

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