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So proud of my DD1!!

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Lilka Wed 06-Nov-13 16:36:56

This is an unashamedly braggy post, we all need one once in a while

Also if anyone else wants to brag about their wonderful kids (birth or adoptive) on this thread, please feel free to do so - we all love a good braggy thread once in a while


1. As of today, 1 year since her last cigarette (she gave up when pg with DGD1 but then started again after the birth for a few months and then suddenly found the will to give up for good) Woo!!!

She had her very first sneaky cigarette when she was 10 by the way and had a few here and there after that, and started secretly smoking regularly when she was about 12 which made me feel like the biggest failure as a mum ever. Never managed to get her to stop, the older she got the more a day she got through. She stopped all on her own with her family cheering her every step of the way, and it's really hard if you start young so grin grin

2. She really wanted to write something about her life herself and after hearing someone at a toddler group railing against same sex marriage and adoption rights, she was absolutely determined to write something. So, she and I co-authored a blog post about her story and why 'gay adoption' is so vital for some kids. She wrote a lot of it herself and I'm so poriud of her because it takes so much guts, to even anonymously write about the thing she chose to write about. Would you read her writing? (Also, if you like it I think she's really appreciate nice comments, she was nervous about putting it up) - it's here

Any more braggers and achievements? smile

youarewinning Sat 09-Nov-13 23:10:08

Amazing blog. She is lucky to have you as a mum and your lucky to have her as a daughter.

Sexual preference doesn't make someone a good or bad parent. Someone who can put their child's needs first makes them a good parent.

Your reasons for why a same sex couple, or single person may be the best placement for a child are heartwrenching - but sadly justified and true.

I wish you both all the best.

Lilka Sat 09-Nov-13 23:17:59

Thanks so much everyone, and DD says thank you as well smile

giraffesCantGoGuising Sat 09-Nov-13 23:25:41

Love it, have shared on fb

Hels20 Sun 10-Nov-13 17:48:32

I read this and I think it is amazing. Beautifully and expertly written

holycowwhatnow Sun 10-Nov-13 21:06:45

This may sound stupid and not a good analogy but I remember when we started telling people we were adopting and many asked if we wanted a boy or a girl. I could never understand why people would think we'd have a preference. What's important isn't the sex of the child but the personality and the fit. It's kind of the same with parents. It's not the sex, it's the fit. Probably stupid but your blog got me thinking, Lilka. ( ANd have to add that now that we have a girl, I'm so so so glad to have a girl. I've found a whole new girlie girl in me that was buried somewhere smile)

Devora, your dd is a credit to you. Totally agree that kindness is the most important thing.

flossymuldoon Mon 11-Nov-13 09:01:30

Wow. Just wow! Not surprised you are proud of what is clearly an amazing young woman.
Living proof that there is a perfect place in the world for all children in care. I am so glad you found each other!

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