Embraced

July 3, 2014 § 1 Comment

I am writing from my hotel room in Anaheim, California. I am here with my family and 400 other families from around the world at the Williams Syndrome National Convention.

It is truly the happiest, friendliest place on Earth. I love the joy that just radiates from ALL people here and when my Facebook world collides with real world it’s magic. It is awesome to see so many beautiful Williams Syndrome smiles in one place. It is rare that we see any in our day to day lives and if we do it’s in waiting rooms in Boston hospitals to see specialists. But here my daughter goes to bed saying “I just love that girl, she looks just like me, she has blue eyes like me and curly hair like me! I feel like I’m looking at a younger me!” Imagine almost never seeing anyone who was quite like yourself….and then seeing hundreds who look like just like you!! It feels like home.

It feels like home because when we are here do not have to explain. We do not feel like we are ever being judged. We just feel “embraced.” Oh! And there’s a lot of actual embracing – hugs from everyone – it is glorious!

On top of the Joy of connecting with our WS family, we get to learn a lot. It is so beneficial to me in helping my daughter and also to me professionally. When else can you earn PDPs on vacation? I already learned a ton today! I feel blessed.

Off to hopefully sleep well and get over the jet lag.

I ❀️the WSA

http://www.williams-syndrome.org

20140702-220123-79283707.jpg

Tagged:

§ One Response to Embraced

  • olivedavis says:

    Thank you for sharing this experience! I am so very happy for each one of you. We have had the pleasure of experiencing the joys you found today and your words today reminds me of that. Thank you. Have tons of fun and Please share. πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ˜œπŸ˜„πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆto you, your family and all of the WS families there! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading Embraced at successful exceptional education.

meta

%d bloggers like this: