My niece has been staying with us for the past several weeks...with no foreseeable end in sight.
It's been a complete upturning of every bodies lives
and it's been super difficult, sad & stressful to deal with child welfare alongside her etc.
So we've been trying our best to cheer our little bird up as we let her nestle under our wings...
We've been bringing her to all our favorite haunts, usually out in nature & she's been loving it.
Watching her interact so closely with her uncle & seeing her finally start to laugh and smile
tells me that I am doing an okay job as her protective Auntie, even if suddenly
having a 15 year old living in our house has felt like such a crazy change!