Posted by Casey
I used to write down funny things the kids said.
(For those of you beginning the journey, keep a journal, send yourself a text, etc. You’ll definitely want it later).
Looking through old texts to myself, I found this one from early 2016:
Me (to my daughter):
“I couldn’t hear what you said, but it sounded like ‘I love you so much!'”
She (with emphasis and attitude):
“Why would I say THAT?!”
At the time, we were in the throes of RAD. She and I did not get along. Every time she considered loving me, her trauma triggered anger and fear.
Two years later, LOVE WINS.
We have come so far, this girl and I.
We’ll probably have more roller coaster days and maybe months ahead, considering she’s now a teen, but we’ll make it.
She’s gone to camp and I really miss her. She’s one of my favorite people in the world.
Reactive Attachment Disorder, you can kiss my butt.