This weekend, M is here on her first weekend pass. It has been awesome!!! What a very different young lady she has become. She is so self aware, so polite - every evening after dinner she completely cleans up everything, took the trash out last night, and says thank you all the time. I can't tell you how nice it was to sit at the kitchen table over coffee yesterday morning and have a conversation. We went to Joyce Meyer yesterday and that was great!! Right now I am sitting here having coffee, waiting for everyone to wake up (we kept Connor up later watching Aladdin). We are going to church this morning and then later I need to bring them back. That part makes me sad. Her plans are to stay at the ministry after graduation and become a leader in training. She feels it in her heart to help other young women coming into the program. She also wants to go back to school to become a dental hygienist. There IS hope people. She talks about how far into her addiction she was and how blind she was. That she wouldn't listen to anyone. She cries when she thinks about her past but she is proud of where she is today as she should be. I can't believe she graduates in just a few more months! This place has truly, truly been an answer to our prayers and I am so grateful!!!