Friday, May 13, 2011
Sunday, May 8th, 2011
With Peyton now in preschool, so begins the tradition of school-made Mother's Day gifts. Although we have beautiful castings of Peyton's hands prior to each of her surgeries that Travis spent hours getting just right - this simple hand print is enough to get me all weepy. It will take it's place in the memory box I am keeping, nestled amongst her many hospital ID bracelets, the first trach we ever changed, her jaw distractors and the more traditional baby book. And looking at it I will forever be reminded that despite how her hand print may not be "normal" what it will represent is how very "normal" she is - putting her hand to clay as countless children have done before her and countless more no doubt will do in the future.