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a happy ending to a rough beginning.

Posted by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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This morning our family took our brood (my two sons, my SIL n her two kids plus we picked up my other SILs two younger kids) to the community Easter egg hunt.
a bunch of people, a new activity,an unfamiliar place and My Gabriel. I knew I was in for a rough haul.

He melted down as soon as the egg hunt started. I'm used to this, I prepare myself for the awkward stares, the mumbling beneath their breath from parents. But, I was surprises by the smiles filled with empathy, and people's kind words. children slipping eggs into his basket so he wouldn't feel left out.

it was an all around good turn of events. as soon as the egg hunt ended and we were back at the pavilion, everyone was saying hi to him by name. while it did not bring him magically out of his shell, he relaxed n began to play with his younger brother.
It was such a good day.
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dawncs
by Dawn on Mar. 24, 2013 at 12:17 AM
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I love it when the lessons of preschool and elementary school set in with the young children crowd. I sometimes wish it would last longer than it typically does. Thanks for sharing a wonderful story!

Dawn


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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Mar. 24, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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Love this mama...thanks for sharing!

Dora-rulz
by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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Wonderful story! Thanks for sharing!
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MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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Aww! Its great when things turn around

AngelicMommy_72
by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 7:27 PM
Thank you ladies, it was a pleasure to share with you :)
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Charizma77
by Carissa on Mar. 24, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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Yay! Glad it went well.

AngelicMommy_72
by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Gabriel when we first arrived. the only pic he'd stand still for lol
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lucasmadre
by Kari on Mar. 24, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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Kindness is out there, and luckily you got a good dose of it today. Some day outings like this will be easier for him. How smart are you to be prepared for the hardship? I am always blindsided. So glad it turned out to be good for everyone....XO

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