a happy ending to a rough beginning.
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.