this morning, before anyone else was up, Beloved and i sat and hammered out a plan to help elissa launch. with reasonable goals, measurable objectives, clear boundaries, and rewards in the form of shopping trips and independent living, it seems quite possible that within a month, elissa could be on a far healthier road than the one she appears to be heading down now.
but of course, it's all up to elissa.
my hope is that having, literally, hit the wall, she's ready to take some less hurtful steps.
my belief is that what worked with my kids will work with someone else's - even one as hostile as elissa.
my prayer is that she will understand that all her father, her mother, and i really want for her is to be all the elissa she can possibly be.
and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.