Well, it came up again. I thought we were doing really great and that we were finally moving forward, but I was told by LG again this weekend that she is not my daughter, and that she will never call me her mom. I gave her the my standard response,"I consider you my daughter, and I love you like you are my daughter." She never has a response.
I wracked my brain to figure out what brought on this comment, but I can't think what it could have been, other then her cousin was over, and she also told her that they really weren't cousins. I know how much that must have hurt my niece because my niece doesn't understand LGs reasons for saying that. I don't expect her to understand at 8, but I feel bad that she said it to her at all. LG can be really mean sometimes, and it's scary.
The funny thing is that after her cousin went home and everything got back to normal she cuddled with me on the couch for an hour while we watched tv. That's the first time we have done that, and she seemed to really like it.
I guess it's right what they say, 2 steps forward 1 step back.