Where is my Elizabeth?

The last few months have been great with Elizabeth, she has been loving and caring when not on steroids and at the same time she has been building her strength, starting to do more physical play and generally trying to keep up with her sister.

Today I think I brought home the wrong Elizabeth. Today I have a stroppy, non responsive, completely disobedient little monster. It was driving me mad and then I looked at her and I remembered this. Just looking at her ankles make me cringe.

It gave me the patience to cope with her rebellion and it reminded me that she is an ordinary five year old girl trying to find her place in the world.

An ordinary girl who has been through some extraordinary stuff in the last ten months.