hey mamas,,,I havent had the energy to reply back in the Oct thread and just stopped in here to say hi I guess,,,I skimmed the threads,,I've been sick and pretty low energy right now hopefully I should be better in the next few days to catch up and post regarding the situation w/my sweetie here...our trip went really well and was very bonding for us (dd included)...blessings and peace all~~~
I'm back already,,,needing to stay downstairs right now while dd gets to sleep, she is doing very well w/sleeping on her own and weaning...I just posted something in CLW about my experience which led me over here. I printed up your reply Jster and read it many times while we were away,,,dp and I also discussed it w/eachother....to answer a question, our communication has been very open and a priority since his return. It has been a lot of change that is so true,,,its change I am happy to embrace,,,he is challenging parts of me that really need and want it,,,I'm being invited and encouraged to get out of my shell and face my fears which I did over the weekend and it felt so good. It was a wonderful experience for dd and I and she has been so much sweeter since....she totally loves dp and wants him around. We read the parenting book together as we drove our of town and discussed just as we do with a tantra book. I know that I am not weaning because of my relationship but also, my realtionship has given me the support I have needed to do some thing that has been needing to be done for the happiness of both dd and I. It has been a lot of change for dd,,,,good change...I've been parenting by myself and definitely need this love and support,,,it is totally meant to be for us all. DD wants nothing more than people in her life loving her,,,she needs loving men in her life and so do I and we have more than ever now and it feels right...not easy at all but so worth it and wanted. The parenting practices I was doing were not working for me, I was being pushed around and treated bad by dd, she didnt respect me,,,since having the love and support of my sweetie I've been able to make so much improvement...he is not perfect,,,we are seeing eachothers difficult sides and we also love eachother more than ever...it is not easy blending our lives, I'm making comprimises and so is he...thats all I can say now...my heart and soul tell me all is as it should be.