As I was just looking through a drawer of kids’ notes, cards, etc. looking for some things for J’s school album, I found another folder of “work” from years of therapy. I usually take notes during the week before therapy because by the time it rolls around I’ve forgotten every little manipulative annoying thing that’s happened. I didn’t spend much time reading these records but I realize how very far M and S have come because of the many things I recorded about their behaviors. Ladies, write it down! When you’re in the midst of the battle realizing how far they have come will be inspiration to continue on. It may seem like they are only exchanging one behavior for another and maybe they are. But there really is hope and on those days when you want to run away, it helps to look at the specific behaviors, some of them frightening and horrific, and realize years of work and prayer are not wasted.