I'd heard there is one girl in particular who really likes Ainsley a lot. But it was neat to actually see for myself. She must have asked 10 times if she could sit next to Ainsley. Ainsley just beams at her. It's so sweet. What is great is that she is a typical kid who is a peer example in the special needs program but she acts just like Ainsley is no different. To her Ainsley's speaking device is a cool toy to play with. She doesn't seem to mind that Ainsley can't actually talk to her, one bit. And she's a year older than Ainsley but that doesn't seem to matter much either.
It was so great to see them playing together! With a little help they tossed the ball back and forth during recess on the playground. It warms my heart and gives me so much hope to think of Ainsley making her first real friend.
In ONE WEEK Ainsley gets her cast off! That means we are almost HALF WAY THERE! Six more weeks in a brace and then we can start the long process of resuming normal activity. I can't wait!