What a wonderful day !!!!!
It began with huge smiles from Amelia.
For the first time in a while she was really happy.
And it continued after school right up until bedtime.
It may be the fact her OT has taught her a new technique for getting dressed each day (she has not been able to do it for about 10 months). The last 3 mornings she has been so proud of herself succeeding each morning.
Or maybe the letter she wrote to another AT child last night.
She spoke of crying if you are sad, being happy and having fun.
Maybe through writing this she reminded herself to smile.
Or possibly the "real mermaid" we found on FB last night. She has her own FB page.
She has a beautiful tail and swims like she is a real mermaid.
Amelia watched her video's and saw her talk and was captivated.
So we sent her a email.
We asked her wherabouts in Los Angeles (where she moved to from Byron Bay) in the time that we are visiting.
For years I have watched Amelia throw a coin into wishing wells and blow birthday candles while wishing to BE or SEE a real mermaid.
Hopefully she is doing a show or appearance somewhere, when we are there.
Having Amelia so happy today has made a HUGE difference to my day.
And Tom, as usual, has been very entertaining.
Today our house was "The Block".
Tom had paintbrushes, hammers and a large blackboard.
He is amazing to watch when his creativity and imagination are in overdrive.
And finally, Scott is home and getting a little bit better each day.
So, I will go to bed very content tonight with this feeling of happiness.........