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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Visiting Deana


Today was the first day that we had the opportunity to visit Deana, since she left for Maryvale. It was a wonderful visit. We brought BurgerKing with us and had a picnic outside the main facilities. She seemed very well adjusted and full of spirit and life. I can't believe how much she has grown and changed already. The visit went by really fast but I will do my best to get out there again before too much time passes. I have to say, it was a little awkward driving to a facility (not home) to see a sibling but I was happy for the opportunity. I wonder what it must be like for her to live and go to school away from home, to rely on strangers and to simultaneously be expected to adapt to the world and function 'normally' according to its social standards. I miss that kid, let me tell ya. I'm sure we all do. I pray for healing and peace for her body and mind. I pray for freedom from the turmoil of a rocky past and I pray for hope and strength for the opportunities of her future. Click here to view more pictures.


Blogger aunt kim said...

Thank you so much for posting the pictures. She looks great! The boys and I miss her dearly. On the positive side, she lives at a beautiful place. Hopefully when she comes home the adjustment will come easy and all will be worth the sacrifices made by everyone, especially her. :0)

7:50 PM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

Thanks for sharing these! She's grown up so much (looks wise) already! It was really nice to hear from her. I hope to go with you all next time!

10:43 AM  
Blogger UncleAaron said...

Great pics! I'm glad to see a smlie on her face and I love the shirt she's wearing. :P
Thanks for sharing the visit.

10:30 PM  

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