SS said she was scared, and to be honest P and I were not exactly immediately understanding. SS has met so many super hero characters and has interacted with them, hammed it up, and had a blast. What was so different about this experience? The tears began to flow, and we did not want to suck the joy out of a Disney visit. We were both just flabbergasted. At the end of the day if we are right by her SS is just fine. The thought of being on stage while we were very close in the audience (later we realized mere feet away) was too much for her to handle.
SS put her disappointment aside and gladly posed for a picture.
That is when SS surprised us for the second time in one day. She did not want to go to the front and dance with all the other kids. SS has been dancing since the day we met her. We will never forget her stamina at P's cousin's wedding. Our three year old out danced everyone at the reception. Nope, her situational shyness returned. P said he would go up and dance when they asked others to join. We kept urging SS to go up and dance without succeeding. Just as I asked P to give me the camera so he could go and show his moves, a cast member held my hands and pull me up front. Ut oh, is this what SS was fearing? Because I love dancing at home, in public is not so comfortable. Talking about dancing a mile in somebody else's shoes.
Once the dance off was over SS found her dancing spirit, and danced to the last of the music. That girl is one funky chicken. The video is at the end of the post.
We could not resist and joined SS in the Groot love fest.
SS had one more surprise for us this morning, because while she was very unhappy to be awaken, she did AMAZING at swimming class. her strokes have improved, and she is stronger. SS did not swim like a kid who had done the amount of walking she did yesterday, or showed the effect of standing under the sun, and going to sleep late.
We have had a series of setbacks during the past eighteen months that have really tested us as a family. Being an island of three is not easy, and there have been times when the pain is just too much, we have felt like drowning is not only imminent, but a welcomed relief. Yesterday reminded us that we have each other, so what if no else cares? Yes it hurts, especially when it comes to SS, it cuts deep. But we are slowly coming out of the fog, and pray that if there is indeed a higher power, that it looks kindly upon our daughter. We are blessed to have SS, to watch her grow, to have her love.