My Sweetie Girl

My 14-year old autistic daughter went to a Girls Camp for a half-day trip and came home over-the-top happy. Girls her age go to this type of camp for five days, sleeping there and she went for half a day, yet still comes home with all the buzz of a week long camp excursion.


The camp was  up in the mountains where it got really cold and so she put on a sweatshirt they gave her with the camp theme on it. Well, she arrived home a bit ago and it is too hot to be wearing sweatshirts in the real world, but she will NOT take off that sweatshirt! I told her I would just take it off to wash it and she will have nothing to do with that.  So, of course I am letting her have her sweatshirt. I helped her put on the coolest pair of pajama shorts she owns, put her hair in a ponytail, and told her if she wants to sweat it out tonight to have fun. and she just said, "yes, shirt".

Girl - ONE
Mom - ZERO

Another awesome thing about this monkey girl is that she will end up going on about this half-day camp experience for at least a month (except it will be as if it happened yesterday--every day for at least a month). It does not take much for her to be completely eaten up with excitement. I love it so much and I love her.

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5 comments:

  1. ... love the purple design ...

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  2. Laura that is SO sweet!!!! My sister took an Autistic girl to girls camp one year loved how hppy and excited everything made her! Love you!
    Camilla

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  3. Shannon JacksonFriday, June 24, 2011

    Just goes to show what a sweet spirit that girl has. She knows the gospel is true in her own way...and that girl's camp is a righteous experience. So happy for her! Make sure and tell her that HER shirt is pretty (from her Auntie Shannon). ;)

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  4. I tried to find someone coming up for just a day, but everyone was spending a night or just coming up Thursday when she already had a ride! She was so sweet and scratched my back for me! I'm so glad she loves the sweatshirt! It was fun to see her and enjoy the campfire with her!

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  5. She reminds me of how simple it can be to be truly happy.

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