February 2, 2008

A small lesson of appreciation

As I sat watching Ashton at Ballet class this morning I struck up a casual conversation with a Daddy sitting next to me. Turns out that his daughter, one of the cutest, most energetic and charming little girls, is a recipient of a liver transplant. As we watched our girls twirl, skip and jump he told me that after 3 years of health her body has unexpectedly started showing signs of rejecting the liver. He got teary eyed and so did I - we sat there in silence, and in wonder at how beautiful our children are. It was a casual moment of sharing between two parents and turned an ordinary Saturday experience into a small lesson of appreciation. Last night I finished the Valentine party favors for Alex's class. The small class of 7 infants at PDO (Parents Day out Program) will celebrate Valentines Day on February 12. I tied huge bows around clear candied lollipops and tied a little heart tag on each that reads: (Heart) Alex. The next project for this upcoming week is to work on the Teacher's Favors...busy busy busy!