And, amidst the tension, stress and anxiety, there is still space to smile. Lots of smiles. Because of my beautiful baby girl. She is the main reason that I smile these days, besieged inside my own home. She is also the main reason that I am determined to make changes, for her safety, for my safety and for our peace of mind. She deserves a much better home life than what I have been giving her lately, mired in all this battling and struggling with lousy specimens of humanity.
It will get better. I promise her. Lucy, Like a Charm. She really is.