I told myself not to expect a dramatic improvement. I told myself it will probably take a little time for her to adjust, to rediscover her confidence, to fall back in love with school. Be patient, I thought. There may still be tears.
I was wrong.
She's been asking me to take her picture every day after school. Her joy is palpable.
Sometimes the best decisions we make are also the hardest. But the reward is so sweet.