I want my words with this post to be few because the pictures tell such a beautiful short story.
Early in the week we received an invitation to attend a fashion show at Gigi’s Playhouse. Knowing how much our Little Jen loves clothes and shopping, it was an easy yes.
Some days Jen gets tired so early, and it shows in behaviors that are difficult for everyone. We try to increase our singing and dancing to help make her smile. Despite her strong desire to go to the fashion show at Gigi’s, I was not sure we were going to make it.
“Jen Jen, are you too tired to go?”
Very often Jenny can be slow in responding. Not this day.
“No, no, I not too tired.”
It’s pretty close to impossible for mere human words to fully capture what it’s like to enter into the incredible world of Gigi’s Playhouse. Joy filled. Happy. Such a positive electric atmosphere. But most of all love. LOVE that supports, embraces, accepts and encourages. Even though it can sometimes be a struggle to get her ready to go, including mornings when she verbalizes she does not want to go ( I know it’s just her tired side speaking)…..the minute she gets there, it is as if she has climbed to the peak of Mount Everest.
It seems a little mysterious, but not really. The reason for this atmosphere of joy is very simple. Coming together in community with our beautiful special peeps, we become enveloped in the majesty and beauty of God’s creation. God does not make mistakes. In his eyes, these children are perfect.
The Cabi Fashion Show was fantastic!
I think back to a beautiful quote from St John Paul II, (and he was wagging his finger in admonishment as he said it), “Sometimes, doing too much is called for.”
Yes, sometimes it is.