Linda's post about KT got me thinking about the K's first CGAF score and how it has dropped and how it made me cry the first time it was explained to me. (Children's Global Assessment Score) I think her first one was 53 or so? It has dropped to 50-41 range, I can't remember what her exact number is offhand. But the fact that she has continued to drop makes me kind of sad, but I also try to keep in my mind that she still has many years ahead of her.. I have also spent a lot of time keeping in the back of my mind that she may always need my help. She is severely mentally ill and she may prosper and she may thrive in her growth. She may not. I will continue to have those moments that take my breath away with the hurt and sadness of our kids reality. But then the feelings of OK get over it and keep going.... that sad fact that this our job. Hanging onto the little rewards and the little triumphs! The fact that she was able to write 2 sentences in school neatly! It took an hour, but hey she did it.