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So Sabine is at PetSmart with me. She’s in front of a cage and a couple of kids are circling it talking Kids: “what animal is in here. I think it’s a bug” A kid who’s taller than her. Prob 7 is says. “yeah. It’s a bug” Sabine: “I think it’s a spider. Actually it’s a tarantula” Kid: “no it’s not” Sabine: “yes it is.” Kid (with parent getting closer to him): “no. I think…

What can you say, really. A couple of weeks ago we were there trying to find some way to make a really bad situation even slightly distracting. Lord knows there is absolutely no way to make it palatable. We took pictures and hugged and smiled and printed. Ive sat and thought about all of that, and i’m sure that the gesture was in the right direction… but there was only one thing that I felt…

Sabine got back from Nutcracker auditions today. What she didn’t know was her friends Jay and Susan were already here and set up her new present for her next year in Piano. Susan told Sabine “you’re going to be playing the classics… You are going to need a classic..” I feel blessed beyond words and still slack jawed over the whole thing. Sabine is overjoyed and we are so grateful.

This is the second trip to Pensacola in a week – and boy what a difference a week makes. When I first got here, she would scream in pain at the slightest touch of her foot (my brother Tito beared the brunt of that agony having EMS getting her to the hospital). In a week she’s gone through some therapy and has started to flex her leg. She can put some weight on it now.…