It has been several months since I wrote about the little girl.
I guess I can start by saying that the druggie dad is gone. And I do not know why. But this is something I am curious about so I will ask... in due time..
She comes over a lot now.
She plays games with us. And just today , lost her intimidation and sat on my couch close to me to watch me play a dreamcast game.
This little girl is AMAZINGLY smart.
She has been given several tests at her school and she has passed them ALL . I think from the sounds of it that she may be up for consideration of skipping a grade.
Her home is now peaceful at least by sound.
I can smell a regular dinner time
Hear actual laughter that comes from the GUT
Her door is open a lot and I have had a few small conversations with her mom. She trusts me enough to allow her daughter inside with us to play games and just hang out.
I missed her carnival today though.
She told me about this last week.. I was excited for her to be participating ( being in charge of the blow up slide) and I asked her if I could go and the look on her face was priceless..
She was surprised that I was considering NOT going.. ha
When we got home today she was waiting on my porch.. soaked with water and sweat... green hair layered with random shinny confetti and sand all over her cheeks disappointed.
I sent hubby and child inside to talk to her.
I felt horrible. I told her I wanted to be there. She told me when it was going to happen. -I forgot all about it-
I apologized to her in several ways. She seems to understand. And it was after this interaction that she seemed to have completely let down her timid nature and just came in our home, and sat on our couch and truly enjoyed herself.
We had ice cream. Played crokinole , played resident evil, thumbed a few wild flower seeds around our apt and just had a really nice, calm.. day
So I guess the point of this post is that things have been progressing to peace for her family since he left.
I am assuming he is gone to jail. Any other time they just 'seperate' he comes right back running.
This time I have not seen him for weeks. And it has been really lovely for them.
I mean , the mother is actually OUTSIDE and talking to people! She is smiling a lot. She is cleaner. She is busier. She does not seem so frazzled.
Her daughter plays outside almost everyday
And now.. so does my daughter.
They are becoming fast friends with the few years between them.
I can not say it enough.. SHE is such a wonderful young woman.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful