GB has been struggling with the past actions of her birth mom. When she saw BM at her grandparents four weeks ago, it was not a good visit. I don’t think there was any one incidence during their visit. GB was just looking for a sign of connection or love from the woman who gave birth to her. She didn’t find what she was looking for.
GB spent a couple weeks coming to the conclusion that she no longer wanted to see BM at her grandparents. It took a few weeks after that, for GB to tell me how angry she was at her BM because of how little her BM cared. The whole thing is still something GB is processing.
GB found her own way through her current stuck spot. We are going to see J in Michigan next week. J is her birth father. She called J today and invited him out to lunch- Just the two of them. They will be going to R*by Tuesdays. She is paying. J said he would really enjoy it and thanked her for inviting him. She hung up from this conversation with a large smile on her face.
How can I help an eight year old with ASD, FASD, and Bipolar Disorder process what has happened in her life, when I can’t even process it myself ?