i took a chance and opened up to my sister Denise, who lives here too. we haven't always been the closest but we do hang around together, as we are the only family we have here. i love her dearly, i just do not like her sometimes. with that aside, i was surprised at how supportive she was to me concerning my daughter and her recent antics. i really felt understood, supported, and loved by my sister, and that doesn't happen often enough. i am very grateful right now as i feel somewhat warm and comforted. and i cant believe i broke down and sobbed in her presence, as usually anything of the intimate nature... emotions... and the like, have never been comfortable for me to display in front of my siblings. i love you Denise, even if you are such a buck, at times. thank you for everything you said to me about Emily. it really helped.