Friday and Saturday were filled with Hannah's birthday celebrations. She had a terrific time. We are very blessed to have made so many friends in the year we've been here. Years ago, a mother who had an 11 year old with Down syndrome told me that she had found in any group of children, there is always one or two who are naturally are drawn to a child who is different or who has a disability. I have found this to be true. There is always at least one person who is willing to step forward and give Hannah a chance. She has not ever really experienced any kind of exclusion (which, of course, was one of my initial fears for her when she was first born). Here in Richmond there must be a higher rate of kids with that natural attraction--she's got a great set of friends.
Fortunately, Hannah's hair was long enough to make a 10" pony tail--so for the second time, she was able to donate to Locks of Love.