The day I received the phone call informing me Jayde had been granted a wish through Make-a-Wish, I began to cry uncontrollably. No parent ever anticipates their child will become, at any point in their life, a "wish child." My tears were mingled with happiness, relief, and sadness. When you live in the medical trenches with your child, you distract yourself with dreams of beautiful, far-off places. Someplace where, for a brief moment, your child can escape the reality of their life. Though this is just a dream, that is alright because a dream is a wish your heart makes. Yesterday, we began our California Coast photography adventure, compliments of Make-a-Wish and Jayde's dream.
This is Jayde's first flight. We
are all a little anxious - yet filled with excitement. Her hand is tightly
planted in mine; for a few moments, her anxiety gets the best of her. I lean
over my beautiful girl to look out the window at the clouds below us; she lets
out a giggle. All is well.