Well all week, he's been spending more and more time in his bedroom.. HIS bedroom! When he goes to bed, its in HIS room. No more shuffle.
In my mind, i've made up this conclusion of sorts. That, what we've gone through the past 6 months, has been pretty intense. I feel like, this is his way of telling us he's ok now. That he no longer feels scared. He feels ok. I hope i'm right.
In addition, I got a very nice phone call today. It was from the Officer that was first on the scene here when the incident happened. She called to follow up with us. To make sure we're all still doing ok and to see if we needed anything. The most important part of the call was to let us know personally that she spoke with the juvenile prosecutor and they have OFFICIALLY closed the case. NO charges will be brought on Tommy what so ever. I knew there weren't going to be any charges, but the sheer fact of knowing that the case is CLOSED, is quite a relief. We did the whole "thank you for everything" and "you are amazing parents" The most touching part of the call came at the end when she said "we don't want you or your family to be afraid to call us. We want to help you. Not hurt you". That, meant the world to me. In light of some pretty horrible stuff happening to a friend of mine in the next county over.. this was a wonderful thing to hear.
Things are constantly changing around here. Sometimes, I just have to sit back and enjoy it.