Baby steps...another important step last week. It was parent teacher conferences. My daughters grades all A's no surprise. But I finally got up the courage to ask a question I've often felt silly to ask and that was if there was anything I could do to help my daughter in school without her knowing I'd like to know and most open to doing. Per usual I could not get through without choking up a lot. Hate that part. It's kinda embarrassing but it does help to let it out I guess. Her teachers were very supportive. Each teacher I talk to this is thevfirstvtime they have heard of the family dynamic. Her math teacher tho broke down the "I can't involved" wall and tenderly spoke to me about how my daughter is doing emotionally. The teacher acknowledged how much I seem to care about her and given the opportunity (if my daughter ever brings me up) this teacher promised to reinforce that. I am feeling grateful that while there is nothing concrete, most important I feel listened to by someone on "the other side". I guess if there is anything I am thankful for this year it is that.