It's been awhile since I've posted, but I needed a place to brag on my baby, so here goes.
Kiddo just turned 16 last month. She was 11 when she moved in, a short 4 months after being separated from her younger sister.
Along the years, we have had sibling visits and watched them progress from high anxiety short visits to fun longer visits.
When our kiddo first moved in, getting rid of any material thing was unheard of. She'd lost so many things, she'd cling to everything she could.
Next month, baby sis will be 13. Baby sis still doesn't have a home.
As I was putting together a box of gifts for her, kiddo said she had some books for her and asked for my help to get them together. They were books we'd given her for her 13th birthday, as well as books we'd given her when shark week entered her life. She hand picked which ones were appropriate for her, flipping thru, laughing and remembering us and our talks with those books. She picked out the ones that her sister could read and self guide to learn the necessities and left the one on her shelf that required parental involvement and left the one that was more difficult to follow.
I was so impressed when kiddo explained her logic in her choices. She really has grown so much and has such a good head on her shoulders now.
So, baby sis is getting a good collection of teenage situation books by American Girl as well as the American Medical Associations Guide to Becoming a Teen Girl handbook.
Today we went to her psych for update. Back in December, she had one med significantly reduced and today she got another med reduced for trial purposes. I couldn't be more pleased with how hard our baby girl has worked and how well adjusted she's getting.
I hope I didn't jinx us with this post.
I love that kid.