She has always wanted to be in the school musical. Today she is trying out for 7 different roles. She knows all the songs by heart. If determination and perseverance counts, she has it. Last year she was all set and a bully came up and told her "if you get in, we are all quitting" and she chickened out. The talent show she sang in last year and got such a good response from the Principal on down has really boosted her confidence. The Choir teacher told her she is ear marked for solos. So I have my fingers crossed. She has really earned the right to stand up and do what she does best. Won't know for sure until tomorrow. She has also lost 5 lbs. The medicines she has to take causes a constant never satisfied hunger. It's a terrible thing to have to deal with and has caused her a great deal of trouble but she has really matured this year, and is so proud that she has finally managed to lose and not gain this month. She is excited. I bought her a little present yesterday to tell her how proud I am of her. Not for the weight loss..tho that is a part of it, not just for trying out, but for the complete attitude change. I am her number one fan rooting for her each step of the way. She is the bravest person I know.