But we arrived, signed in and found a spot to set up for the day. Shortly after our group picture, all of the children with DS were called up to the stage. I sat on the stage holding Isabelle amongst the other children/adults and began to tear up. At that point, I was thankful that I remembered my sunglasses and had learned to count to 10 as a child.
I am now part of a new family that I had never anticipated belonging to. I felt so welcomed but at the same time, I was in system overload. I don't know that I was quite ready yet. Ready to see a snap shot of what the future might hold. Ready to embrace this new life completely. Up to this point, I was still in our little bubble. The bubble that I had put around Isabelle and even myself. I didn't realize I still had some very raw emotions to work through.
Although Ryan and I were having an emotional time that day, the boys had a blast. They bounced and danced the day away.
Ryan and I were not emotionally prepared or ready this year but we will get there and we will join again next year to celebrate Isabelle and all the other children with that little something extra.
|Mikayla and Izzy|
|The kids trying out Zumba|