Difficult Child was in a pretty bad accident last week. Pretty sure the car is totaled-just waiting for the insurance adjuster to confirm. She was banged up pretty good. My God the bruises from the seat belt! I've never seen anything like it. Horrifying! She also sprained her ankle. I swear if you took a pin to it it would POP! The cop said if she hadn't been wearing the seat belt, she would be dead. Good news is she passed the breathalizer and the EMT's asked her for blood to test for several things and all were clean. She actually said "take all you need, I have nothing to hide." Now I know there are some drugs that won't show up but for the first time in a looooong time, I have confidence she was telling the truth. Hospital scanned her whole body and there were no internal injuries, thankfully. They offered pain medications and she refused them. The next night she was in severe pain. So much so her boyfriend called the ambulance because he was scared and didn't know what else to do. The ambulance came but told her they could only give her a ride to the hospital where she would be offered pain medications. She refused to go. Good news...the next day she woke up feeling better. She told hubby that she was so glad she didn't take anything because she would have attributed feeling better to the medications and then would have wanted to take more. That was profound. After 6 months of having GS full time, Difficult Child also said to me for the 1st time how blessed she is to have me (she tells her dad all the time but never me). I was shocked and pleased. I've been waiting a long time for a little acknowledgement and appreciation. A little bit goes so far!! She'll have 6 months on Sunday. We are so proud of her for her progress.