Last Friday SS received her US passport. I'm not sure why we applied for it or if it is a good idea. The girl already has all of our bank account information and passwords safely stored in her memory. We have found some pretty good attempts at forging our signatures. Do we really need to tempt her with a passport?
SS's passport pictures were taken eight months apart. Kind of cool to look at the difference that time has made. We are not naive to think that the scared little girl is totally gone. Her face is fuller and she has three adults watching over her and her well being. But that scared little girl is still there, she has built walls to protect herself, and we are chipping away. We won't stop until every trace is obliterated.
This morning I was thinking about SS's first mug shot. We have no idea how old she was at the time. But if her two other referral pictures were taken at nine months, we estimate she was 5-6 months. She looked chunky in that picture, how deceiving.
Oh my gosh, I am gorgeous!