Mental Health Update-Child #3

Don’t forget to bloom.

You may remember my writings regarding my third child. She has struggled greatly with the abuses piled on her by her father. Since he is no longer in our lives (thank you, Jesus!) I am left to deal with the fallout of so many years of abuse. Currently, she has eight different diagnoses, and struggles mightily to do her schoolwork and fit in socially. She has a long struggle ahead of her.

However, today marks a major step for her. She auditioned for her school’s musical! Child #3 has a beautiful voice and loves to sing. I think it is what makes her happiest in this crazy world, and she decided to share her gift. What a blessing!

At first, she only wanted a minor role, with only a few lines, and part of a song. However, when I filled out the application with her, she only wanted to be in the chorus. I thought this was a safe option for her, in case she was having trouble managing her diagnoses during the production. I was surprised to here her practice the song for the female lead! Will she get it? Does she really want it? What do I do if she completely freaks out?

This is a huge step for her, though she knows this particular musical backwards and forwards, having watched the movie ad infinitum! What a new and exciting world she has entered. Good luck, baby girl, or should I say, “Break a leg?!!!”

Published by Rita

I am a single mother, a Christian, a writer, an abuse survivor, a reader, and a friend. I've wanted to be a writer my entire life and now here I am!

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