Monday, April 23, 2012
Prom Team 2012
I have tons of work to get done for my paying job (don't get me started on all the laundry piling up), so I only have a quick moment to post. My sisters (C and S) and I had a great time getting E ready for prom. These moments can be so bittersweet, but having my sisters with me to help and just love on E made a huge difference.
It was a hard lesson to learn, but I've finally realized that lowering the walls and letting go of some of the control has made all of the difference with her. She needs and deserves all of our love and support. Yes, there are still moments where my family steps over the line, but those are becoming less frequent as our situation becomes more permanent in everyone's mind. I've also become better and laying down the law when needed rather than stewing in silence. Push comes to shove, I'm in charge and have to deal with all of her teenage drama and high maintenance tendencies. Having a bit of help with some of the big things, though, shores me up, stripping away all of the messy drama, and simply allows all of our love for this special girl and each other shine through.