Never. There is no time line on healing." Karyn Purvis
I keep a time line of the lives of my kids who were adopted. This month is very significant. They have both now lived with us longer than every other placement on this planet, outside of their first family. Every day now is one more day than the most painful and abusive of environments. It's something that we are all just honoring and absorbing, as we pick up and tick off another of those little slots.
Eleven moves in five years. That was their history the day they walked into our family.
Thankfully, there is no time line on healing. Although, I sure would love to know and have it marked so we could just sit around and wait for it ... with colorful drinks stabbed with cute little umbrellas.
(photo by ilker, used with permission)