I think the time has come, now that I've got my own life more or less back onto the right track, to get what's left of the feeling of family back together. At least as far as the girls are concerned. They're badly confused and disorientated at the moment, with all the (as muted as possible) nonsense of a divorce going on around them.
The perspectives are changing. It's been mostly about me and my ways of coping during the last nine months or so. It's time to grab hold of the larger picture and make the place a worthwhile and fulfilling one for my daughters. A lot of ground work has been done in months past, it's time to start building in earnest now. Up to now I've tried, with some success, to reconnect with the children but more within the framework of rebuilding my own sense of security and self-worth. The time has come to shift the emphasis.
Time and patience are needed, but most of all the recognition that each and every one of us is a person worthy of recognition on his/her own terms, however difficult it might be to reconcile those with our own cherished mindsets.
Time for action. Keep well...