Monday, August 30, 2010

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Eight months ago today, Georgia turned 10, and we went to the pediatrician for a blood test to see why she had been so tired the past two weeks. Today, after many steps in an incredible journey, she walked through the gates of her beloved Parkside victorious, back into the waiting arms of the friends and teachers who have supported her and encouraged her all along the way.

The promise of returning to school has been the driving force behind Georgia's success up to this point, and for her to cross that finish line this morning was the answer to many prayers and the granting of a heartfelt wish. She's back where she belongs, and boy, does she have a story to tell.

In preparation for this momentous occasion, we had a grand feast last night, after which Georgia discovered that another of her wishes had been granted. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Mighty Cougars of Casis Elementary, Georgia will spend her 11th birthday at Walt Disney World AND ... the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! She got her Hogwarts "admission letter" by owl, naturally, and we celebrated and made great plans over delicious chocolate cake.

We're all very excited and so grateful for the opportunity - I'm sure it will prove to be a magical adventure. Almost as amazing as the feats we've been witnessing daily around here.


  1. That's a great way to put it: crossing a finish line. I always knew you'd get there, kiddo, and I'm so inspired by you. Have fun learning to cook toads or whatever it is they do at wizard's school.

  2. I'm so happy for you and your family! I dream of the day I can go to that theme park. Happy 11th birthday, beautiful girl! xoxo to you and your family! And are you counting down the trip? Please blog every last detail!!

  3. that sounds like so much fun!i'm a harry potter fan too! congrats on back to school!