Oldest posted this on my FB wall this morning: "With everything becoming so big lately with [charity event she's organizing] I just want to thank you for all your support. I couldn't be more grateful to have such a wonderful Mom. I love you so much and know I couldn't do all this without learning what hard work is from such a wonderful woman and role model <3" When I think about how bad things have been in the past, this is truly astounding to me. This was the child who was a violent, angry, manipulative, pain-pill addicted, full-blown borderline, escorted out of my home by the police at age 19. She still has plenty of borderline tendencies, refuses treatment, and is neglectful of her health to the point where I worry she'll have some serious consequences one day, but she's a survivor, and has become genuinely appreciative of me and even respectful of the tough love I practiced over the years. She seems to have found her "niche" in life, as an event organizer/promotions rep for local bars and organizations, and has single-handedly set up a local group that holds monthly happy hours at local bars, where all tips are donated to a charity. She's got radio stations and beer distributors sponsoring the events now. I'm pretty darn proud of her, and pray that she can continue down this positive path. Of course, she's still a difficult child and part of me is holding my breath, wondering if it will all blow up... but for now, it's wonderful to watch her success.