I don't know about you, but when I get a call with positive comments about one of my kids, I puff up with pride.
Our son is in a residential facility in the city near where we live. He has been there for almost 6 moths. Today, I got a call that was nothing but positive about him. I am so impressed with his change, and while I realize that there will be times when he reverts to his old behaviors, I am very proud of the person he is becoming.
Too often as parents we let the past remind us of how a child is. We realize that we need to let go of hurtful feelings and give the child a chance to start anew. Never forgetting of course the history. If we don't look at and remember the history, we are doomed to repeat it. He has come such a long way since the wild and uncontrolled force that he was 7 months ago.
I am incredibly proud of you son, and can't wait for you to return home permanently. See you soon buddy! Know that not a day goes by when we don't miss you.