a blog about raising a daughter with cerebral palsy and learning unexpected lessons along the way
Saturday, May 7, 2011
A Sweet Day
Tomorrow is never a guarantee so I feel very fortunate and blessed today to be a year older. And spending my day in a strawberry patch with a giddy little girl dripping in strawberry juice because she preferred to eat every ripe strawberry as opposed to just picking them was all the birthday gift I needed.
Oia navigated the strawberry rows well, though it was very difficult for her. The rows were narrow and uneven so Rob and I took turns holding her hand for most of the time but of course, she always had one hand free as she ate strawberries the entire time! Last year she couldn't get enough blueberries... I think strawberries may be the new favorite this year.
To make the day even sweeter, Oia's classmate/friend Natalie and her family joined us. Oia and Natalie were tickled to be together which warms this mommy's heart. They are two very special girls indeed.
After we piled our cartons full of strawberries, we relaxed with a picnic lunch topped off with desserts, all of the strawberry variety of course, then it was off to our favorite local arts and crafts festival. The girls rode a train, played on the playground, made their own doll magnets, and the grown-ups were still able to manage a little shopping. It was just a beautiful spring day with great company - another day to be thankful for. Life is sweet and 34 feels good.