Wow, what a difference 24 hours makes – wait, I’m talking about the weather! Yes, I know, our lives took a real turn with the diagnosis of our kiddos – those 24 hours are likely branded into our memories, often not good ones. Perhaps you shut down after the words, “We have the results of the tests,” or “Mrs. Smith, let’s sit in the care conference room,” or you entered this world with just one curt sentence, “Your child has (name that condition) and there is no cure.” Regardless, you probably still don’t like the deliverer of that message.
Back to the last 24 hours! The snow fell through the night, and, like night watchmen, your FOCUS + Fragile Kids staffers burned the batteries on their cell phones, calling each other, board members, volunteers, and Santa. Well, we needed HIS vote about whether to have or cancel the Holiday Party today! We first delayed, then finally cancelled the party – the safety of our families and volunteers always comse first. Oh. And the safety of staff. And Santa.
So, after 35 years, the FOCUS+ Fragile Kids / Lekotek ginormous holiday bash was cancelled due to weather. Yes, in Atlanta. Much like our lives as parents of children who are extraordinary and complex, we deal with the situation we have; interesting that we’ve learned what ‘real problems’ are and how to keep life in perspective. A cancelled party is better than an admission to the ICU.
Enjoy this unusual day…we’ll be sad not to share holiday cheer with you. But we celebrate you and your children every day…happy Ho, Ho, Snow!
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