Friday, April 6, 2007

American Girl Store

I just had the best evening ever! I have been so fortunate to have met a group of women that are truly amazing! As some of you know I have a soon to be 12 year old daughter with Cerebral Palsy. While at school she made a few friends. What is so incredible was that the moms of these other "Special" children WANTED friends for their daughters. So we started getting together for YOGA. Yes, that's right I said YOGA! We meet at one of the mom's homes and have a special YOGA instructor that teaches special needs kids. After YOGA is over it becomes a social event for the kids as well as the moms. WE talk about IEP's, challenges, husbands, and whatever else we can think of. We're kind of like "The View!" LOL IT has expanded beyond YOGA to baseball games, miniature golf, swim parties, and tonight we ventured downtown Chicago to the American Girl Store. WE are the group, let me tell ya. 7 moms with their 7 special needs daughters! WE attract quite the attention! But we have each other, our own support team. The girls shopped, we ate dinner, sang happy birthday to 3 of the girls, and had tons of laughs! Everyone came back to my house and opened presents. My daughter is fairly impaired, but when she is around her girlfriends she just glows! She giggles so much! Thanks for letting me share this sunny side of my life and means sooooo much!


Laura said...

Hey Michele. Can you do me a favor and email me (link above my photo on my blog). I accidentally erased your email address and have a HUGE THANK YOU to email you. Thanks!

Your Daughter is beautiful and I'm so that all of you had a great time at the American Girl Doll store.

Tracy.H said...

Thank you for sharing your day. Your daughter is beautiful and that smile says it all!! :0)

Bevie Pearl said...

The smile on your daughter's face says it all...What a great group of gals you have. I can imagine the fun that everyone has!!

dawnmercedes said...

wow! What a dear daughter you must have. Thanks for sharing some of your struggles and delights with us. Happy Belated BD!