Wow - I was speechless this weekend witnessing Suzy's birthday/fundraiser put on by the Sunshine Teens from First Colonial High School. The event was better than we could have imagined. I was so touched, and so proud of the teens. They went above and beyond to make it a successful event.
Our family was there for the entire morning, and we all had a ball!!!
The teens raised enough money to send Suzy to NY for an entire week of treatment - airline, hotel, therapy and meals! Simply AMAZING.
Thank you to everyone who came, and supported us, and donated to Suzy's therapies, and made her birthday unforgettable. Thank you, thank you, thank you all!!!
We feel very blessed.
I also can't believe that Suzy is now 3. These years have just flown by. Yes, I still get sad thinking about what 'could have been' and what 'should be'..... I really loved being a mom to Gracie and Maggie when they were 2 and 3. Those years are unbelievably cute. The milestones are adorable ones. Chris and I always said we would love the girls to stay 2 forever........sigh......
Suzy, too, is unbelievably cute - just in a little different way. .......Not your typical 3 year old - but a joy, none the less.
We are back into a normal 'groove' for a couple of weeks. Suzy has graduated from the Early Intervention program (now that she is no longer 2). She will now have to go out for PT and OT - to the therapists clinic as apposed to them coming to the home. She has been enrolled in the city's Special Education Preschool Program. We have opted to 'home school' her until Sept. This will involve a VB City Special Ed teacher coming to our house 2 times a week, and a speech therapist coming once a week. Beginning in Sept. she will go to a Special Ed preschool. I had a tour of the school last week, and I liked it.
Next month we will be going out of town twice to do ABM therapy (8 sessions each time). Once to Northern VA and once to NY City. I am super excited about that. I am also planning another trip for stem cells. This time we're thinking about going to Mexico (more details to follow).
Suzy continues to do well. The girls are doing great. Life is good.