We have had a breakthrough.
The fear has gone from Sophea’s eyes. The cute smile is still there, but instead of fear, today I noticed a glint. A cheeky, impish glint of joy that made me smile inside.
And even better than that, today he also instigated a conversation. He chose to sit with me in my office and chat about the upcoming holiday Pchum Ben. It wasn’t an earth shattering, life changing conversation by any means but it was offered and accepted willingly, accompanied by the glint of joy in Sophea’s eyes and again this made me smile inside.
Today I am a very happy lady – smiling inside and out!