The belly aches and the worrying about throwing up... The "I can't do it" to the "Please don't put me through this again mom". She would beg me to help her, to make her... "normal".
I didn't hesitate to seek medical help for her. I called the doctor and told him that she needed anti anxiety meds stat. He has known me for a long time, so he always takes what I say with a grain of salt. After examining her and listening to her fears, he did give us a referral. She started treatment right away. She still does, but I've noticed a change other than what the therapy has done for her.
She is finding herself. She is able to get her head above water just long enough to breathe and to look around. She loves to sing so she sings. She loves to act so she acts.
Tonight though... Tonight was something every parent with a child with anxiety should get to experience. Tonight she left me in awe. My baby girl was JoJo in Seussical the Musical and up there on that stage, she belted out her songs with confidence and she shined. Oh how she shined.
She overcame a big hurtle to do what she loves. I am so very proud of her.