This last week, Quinn had camp and then I took the other two up to Grandma's.
We had to do some playing.
We also spent time with cousins and blew stuff up.
Then we picked Quinn up. The girls could not let each other go.
We had the closing camp program and once again, I cried. Having a child like Quinn who has the disabilities she does, do change how we do things. We have to think about where we go out to dinner, is there going to be room for her chair? We have to talk to her about why she does not get invited to over night parties. We have to advocate for her quite a bit. We have to be her nurse at times, and help her with her medical needs. It is a lot at times.
These moments make up for all the work. Seeing the acceptance from the campers, seeing the joy in friendships. Having the counselors show 100% love for the kids, and my child. We get to see the positive in the world, over and over. Folks hold doors for us. We get kind smiles, we get adults and kids come over to talk to Quinn about a book at the library, or ask great questions. We do see so much good, but then places like her dance class, therapy sessions, or camp, are so much more then that. We find the really good people. The people who really are going to make a difference in the world. I feel that love they give out and it fills my soul. I see that love her counselor Jenny had for Quinn and I could not stop the happy tears from running down my cheeks. It is such a powerful love that I see at camp. I am so thankful for her two camp experiences. I am so thankful for meeting Jenny. I am so thankful for Easterseals. It is a blessing for our family.
Quinn was Queen of the Dock. She loved hanging out by the water.
We got home and she slept and slept and slept.
Camp wore her out.
So blessed for our lives, the direction we are going.
So blessed to see my kids love each other and miss each other.
So blessed for our support systems.
So blessed for Jenny and camp staff.
Life is not always perfect, but we sure see lots of beauty in our world, and we are grateful!
We just dropped Isaiah off at camp this week, and with dad working, we are going to have fun doing girls stuff this week.