It was a warm, sunny, Autumn day just over three years ago. As we drove over the brow of the hill we could see our home town stretching before us. We had never been so pleased to return home. It had been a very long journey! One that had started four years before with an initial enquiry and culminated over the previous fortnight in what is known in the ‘Adoption Business’ as the introductions. These two weeks were two of the most stressful weeks of our lives.
But we were now, finally, taking Winnie Whirlwind home and becoming a family of four. We had no idea what was ahead of us.
There have been a lot of highs and a lot of lows. It has been challenging and exhausting. It is a very long story, which will require numerous blogs, a very comfy chair, lots of coffee and maybe a glass of wine or two.
Our lives have been turned upside down, but we don’t regret a thing.
However, little did we know that three years later, in September 2013, our lives were once again to be thrown in to even more turmoil.
It all started with a text……