Tonight I actually visited Mom again and went out to ice cream with a friend. Some needed girl time and a short escape from the chaos. When I came home I found out that Tim had been outside in his workshop exercising while S made a dessert completely on her own (no box mix here) with icing to top it off. Read the directions, used the oven, did the dishes, the whole delightful thing! There was a day that I never thought that possible. That I would trust her to be responsible enough to not burn the house down! She took initiative to do her own dishes. Her confidence level has just exploded in the last 2 months as her heart has healed and transformed. You can just see it in her eyes, that she believes she is not a throw away kid and that she is lovable. Praise God! I don’t by any means believe the war is over, but I believe a battle has been won. I never thought I’d see this day. Is there a magic pill or a miracle cure? I don’t think so. I believe time has helped, separating her from her brother’s influence and just persevering through the journey. So my friends, if you are struggling and there seems no light at the end of the tunnel, keep praying, because anything is possible if you just believe and keep on trying.