She has beautiful fine, straight hair and there was just no way to get it unraveled. We ended up breaking the teeth out of the comb to get it out.
With her visiting there is just never a dull moment. She is only seven but in a conversation with her this past weekend on whether she still believes in Father Christmas, she said yes, but that her mother told her that he does not exist. When asked why she then still believes in him she informed us that her mother does not understand the concept of Father Christmas! Does she understand the word "concept" at age seven?
We are taking her home tomorrow and tonight she came to show me two cards for her mother. The first one was from her and inside she wrote "Mamma is die beste" (Momma is the best) but in the second one she only made some scribbles. When I asked her why, she explained that the second one is from her brother (4 years old) and he cannot yet write! (Maybe she does understand the word "concept".)
She has had many upheavals in her short life this far. She has moved house so many times that even I have trouble keeping up. She has lived in 8 different towns or cities and has been exposed to both drug abuse and domestic violence. Yet she is a happy, very well-mannered and obedient child. Her mother, in spite of some very bad choices she made, is an excellent mother to both her and her half-brother. I can only pray and trust that the Lord will be active in their lives and bring stability to all three of them sometime in the future... and in the meantime, protect them from all harm.