On Saturday, Lilly and I took a road trip to Plymouth to see her foster mom and go to a Wildtree party. We're broke - so we didn't buy anything, but it was nice for Lilly's foster mom to get to see her for the first time since Lilly came home over a year ago. Lilly didn't react quite like I expected her to. She seems a little unsure of the whole thing, and slightly confused.
I suppose I shouldn't feel bad about it - she did amazingly well in a strange place with so many people, and it's clear she's become very bonded to me. She came to me whenever she needed a little boost of confidence, and she was as well behaved as I could ever dream to ask for.
Sometimes I wonder if perhaps she's growing to be too dependant on me, but at the same time I think it's better for her to know she can come to me when she needs me rather than feeling like she has to take on the world by herself. I see Bailey sometimes struggle with feeling like he can't trust anybody to help him when his confidence wains, and I just can't imagine that's necessarily a better way to live.
Unfortunately, I can't ask them - so I guess I'll just go with my gut on this one.