The girls are old enough that I think they can begin to manage their online presence - with real names. Both girls have shown extreme maturity and understanding of the risks associated with being online as well as a knowledge of how careful they must be with what they post given the permanence of the Internet. So, with that said, I have decided to truly introduce my girls to you all here.
Miracle, aka Butterfly, is full of love and life. She is generous and compassionate. She loves art and cooking and hopes to combine the two in a cake decorating business in the near future. Right now she is in the learning phase. She has a sense of fashion all her own and finding that gave her a confidence that I hadn't seen since she was small. She is smart although she doesn't believe that. She has come a long way since her brain injury in 2008. I posted a more detailed update on Miracle's progress since the TBI here. She will be 17 in less than a month. That hasn't sunk in for me yet, but it will. My little girl is rapidly becoming a young lady.
Angelica, aka FigNewTon, has changed dramatically since I initially introduced her here and yet she is much the same. She has traded figure skating for dancing. She is still a thinker and a dreamer. She takes her time - with everything. She loves people and believes everyone likes her and the few that she realizes don't like her don't seem to matter to her. She counts everyone she meets as a friend. She is confident and comfortable being herself. She knows who she is and where she is going. She plans to be an interpreter for the deaf when she finishes college and is already on a path to take her in that direction.