Webster's defines survival as : the state or
factof continuing to live or exist especially in spite of difficult conditions
That's the definition we are going with for the purpose of this post. That is what we are doing. We are surviving as we overcome the difficult conditions that we were once in. Some days we are still in a difficult situation.
We are no longer in danger but we are alone. The ones that claimed to love us practically deserted us when got here and continually proven to be unreliable. The schools however are just what my little girl needs so we manage on our own.
We utilize transportation services for appointments. We rely on delivery and walking to the store to get the things we need in our home. We pay the bills on time each and every month.
We are alone, but we are proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that we can take care of ourselves without asking anyone for anything. We have found asking for help to be an exercise in futility since we came here.
Until next time I will be continuing to teach my autistic angel the art of surviving in hopes that she will one day be able to do it on her own.