One day, I had accidentally left out a sheet of paper that listed all the characteristics of different disorders. She asked which ones she had. I told her. One day, I went into her room and hanging on her bulletin board were the listed characteristics. Alongside it, goals of how she would change each one. Though she knows she has FAE and RAD and PTSD and some other things, she also knows she & only she has the power to overcome many of those things that go w/ these disorders. Had I known this is what it took to change, I would have made her write those years ago! Yana is celebrating her birthday w/ a very fresh attitude and new lease on life this year. Wonderful to watch her grow and hoping it will continue.
We wish our daughter a very Happy 15th Birthday! With many more to come. She will be having a roller skating party w/ a couple of friends who will then spend the night tomorrow. They have early release at school tomorrow and then no school on Friday so it works out. Happy, Happy 15th Birthday Yana! We love you. Now, if I can keep all the "littles" out of the cake today.