There are a great many children here at the Children's Institute, all of them with divergent needs and amazing personalities.  I would like to share a charming story from our stay.

Here, there is a common room called Austin's Playroom where the kids can hang out and engage in all sorts of activities.  This particular day, my girls and I were drawing.  Dyl's picture sported a jaunty tree with wildlife about.  She gave the colorful page to Sarah and I.  We noticed that she forgot to add a beak to a cute little red bird nestled in the roots of a large tree.  "How will the birdie eat?"  Sarah wondered.  Her friend, 5 year old N. overheard and looked at the picture, then brightened and said, "He can eat like me!" He then lifted his shirt to show us his feeding tube!  What a clever boy!!!

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May. 12, 2009 at 6:10 AM

Love it!

I am very glad your daughter is recovering.  Take care of yourself as well.  You are such a wonderful mother, I hope you had a great Mother's Day.

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