Yesterday the northern part of Chicago got slammed with snow pretty much all day. When it lifted, we decided to take all of the kids out for a break. Belinda was in Michigan and the natives were getting restless. While Max, Mason, Brandon and little Daniela hit the hill, I got to stay back with Evelyn and her mom.
When we got home, we had hot coca and Evelyn would not leave my side. She's the most adorable thing I think I've seen. All love, all smiles, all the time. Though she has almost no intelligible language, she speaks with her eyes and infections giggles.
I've never spent quality time with a young child who had Down's Syndrome. Evelyn is about 10 times sweeter than the hot cocoa we enjoyed together. She warmed my heart on a cold winters day.
As the dust starts to settle (it hasn't yet) Belinda and I are going to try to figure out how we can give back personally since we've had so much of the financial burden lifted off us (thanks to you). Initially we thought of groups who help abused women, but I'm also wondering about special needs as well. We'll tap you for help in this area when the time is right since we're in this together. In the meantime, our new found show angel is brought a bit of unexpected joy.