As a parent, it's hard sending your kid to school. It's especially hard when your child is medically fragile and can't tell you how her day went. But, in true Madelyn fashion, she has shown us that she can handle it. She has blossomed over these last several months. She's smiling and laughing at her teachers. She shows excitement at school assemblies. She drives her Mini Cooper around PE. She participates in crafts, listens to stories, and enjoys music time. She's watching her peers and taking it all in. All we've ever wanted is for Madelyn to feel loved at school and to be accepted. And she is. There are obvious challenges, but that therapist was right. She has taught her classmates and her staff about patience, gratitude, love, and compassion. And we become more proud of her each and every day.
|At a school assembly|
|Using scissors for the first time!|
|Planting her Mother's Day gift|
|Not impressed with Dr. Seuss day|
|Driving around PE class|
|Painting with her classmate|