Update from Penta

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by jinger, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. jinger

    jinger Guest

    I check in once and awhile and after reading Nancy's recent post, I wanted to give an update on my girl. As some of you might remember, she spent 18 months at Residential Treatment Center (RTC) as a young teen due to self destructive behavior, ODD and threats to me, her grandmother. Her life from age 12 to 16 was very rocky...touch and go. When she returned home from Residential Treatment Center (RTC), it was only a few months later that we lost everything to Hurricane Katrina and spent a year living in another state. After that we moved to Austin to be near my son and his wife. My girl is now an independent young woman, a senior in college with a 3.2 GPA, a part time job as a server, and an apartment of her own. She has attended college on financial aid, grants and scholarships with no assistance from me and spent 2 summers studying abroad too. And she has done all this, in spite of her learning disability, dyslexia.

    I am extremely grateful for her life now and how far she has come. Don't ever give up hope, no matter what the circumstances. The final outcome is unknown, as long as a person is alive.
  2. buddy

    buddy New Member

    what a great update. Thanks for sharing that. my best to you and to her too!
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I am so thrilled for you and for your granddaughter. What an uplifting story and it does prove that good things can happen for our difficult child's if they are willing to put the work in. Thank you for checking in and especially for your support.

  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    What a absolutely wonderful update Penta!

    And it's great to see you here. :)

    Hound dog aka Daisylover aka TMom (don't know which username you'd remember lol )

  5. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the full update, Penta. I will never forget your daughter and especially I'll never forget how fearful many of us were when Katrina was coming your way and you hesitated to leave NO. Oh my goodness, I couldn't get you off my mind until you posted safely from another area. Whew.

    Awesome news about your daughter's progress. I'm so happy for you both. Hugs DDD
  6. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Wonderful news to hear. Love that she has had the initiative and drive to get her education and even able to see the need for understanding the world by going abroad. It's wonderful to know that you are well and I'm still sad that you lost your daughter but you are an amazing grandmother.
    PS: I still use the soup recipe that you once posted. It's my in laws favorite.
  7. Elsieshaye

    Elsieshaye Member

    That's really encouraging - thank you for posting it. I'm so happy for her and for you!
  8. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    Hi Penta. I am new here, but I LOVE to ready a happy ever after! Thanks for the renewed hope! So nice to "meet" you!
  9. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Hello Penta! I do remember you and your girl. I am so glad she got over her difficulties and is doing so well. gosh I love a success story! -RM
  10. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    {{{Penta}}} You've been missed here! I've thought of you and your girl often over the last few years and I'm thankful you have such a positive update :)
  11. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Penta, it's wonderful to "see" you again. And I'm so happy that it's with good news. Glad to hear that your granddaughter is on the right path.
    Many hugs,
  12. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I'm glad to hear that you guys are doing so well. :)