We had our weekly talk with Sweet Girl's (SG) house parent (aka Angela), and with SG this week. Angela said that this was the best week SG has had to date. This is the first time Angela felt that SG was really taking seriously the things that they have been trying to teach her. She said that this is the first week that SG did not walk around with a smile pasted on her face all day every day. SIX WEEKS. That is a long time to be constantly (fake) smiling. The thing that people often notice about SG when they first meet her is that she has a beautiful smile, and that it is always always on her face. Then they mistakenly think this means that she is happy. But it doesn't. At the Ranch they have seen this before, and they know that the 24/7 smile is not a sign of a happy girl. It's a sign of a scared girl. It's a sign of a girl who doesn't identify her feelings. It's a sign of a girl who doesn't dare show her feelings even if she could identify them. So we were all happy to hear, that at least some of the time this past week, SG felt safe enough NOT to smile.
Please continue to pray for healing for our Sweet Girl. God has big plans for her!