Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Little Things

Cassie has two friends over spending the night tonight. They have played video games and had ice cream and giggled all night. It's amazing to see her light up, to see what an extrovert and true social butterfly she is. It's so hard for her to get out of the house and enjoy herself, so I have tried hard to have the kind of home where all the kids want to come over and hang out so that Cassie's friends feel comfortable coming to her. It's harder on her now, most of her friends her age are now driving, have jobs, boyfriends or girlfriends, or camp, or other activities that she just can't participate in, so she gets to feeling very isolated. But tonight she's happy. She's got two of her best friends here and she's just a regular teenage girl staying up way too late during summer vacation. I'm eternally grateful for these moments when she gets to feel normal and alive.
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