So we got Emily and Renee on Sunday at 9 am. Mothers Day. Renee is also a mother of a 3 year old. So I know she was feeling alittle sad. They took me to their room and we blessed the room and spiritually cleansed the room.. they asked me to do this.. so I did. Then we went to another wonderful breakfast place. Unfortunately it was still raining. But we did head to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure to look around. We had fun shopping a bit, getting ice cream, laughing, hiked a bit on the trails.etc. Then we just decided to go back to the house and hang out. I made some appetizers and munchies and I had brought some speg. One of Em's favorite dinners. So I cooked that up. Meanwhile she gave me several cards.. didn't quit hugging me.. telling me she is so sorry, she loves me. She gave me an Irish Necklace with a card that told what it was and it was so appropriate.
Emily got to talk to my Mom after brunch. It's been years since she has spoken to her and that was special.
But the best part was, my son called me and I said, I am with Emily, would you like to speak to her? He said yes right away. I wasn't expecting that. They were talking and I left the room to give them privacy and I heard the belly laughs again.. what a wonderful sound! After she hung up she said she had been waiting for that and was nervous at first.
So we all sat down for dinner and soon enough, we had to take her back.. but I felt so good seeing her, hugging her, being with her.. I couldn't stay too long or I would have cried my eyes out.
The next day the head woman texted me saying she actually cried several times.. when we first came and were hugging, she cried after we left. When Emily came home and said she got to talk to her grandma and brother, she cried.. She said this why I do what I do.. Emily has a hard background and lots of growing and relearning to do, but this makes it all worth while. So I felt good leaving her there, she is in good hands and gaining her independence drug free.