When a Wish Comes True

Yesterday Jayde's wish, through Make-a-Wish, was finally granted. There were many moments where I was not sure this day would happen.
The only word I can think to use to sum up the experience for our family is MAGICAL. Destiny, our LA Make-a-Wish rep, and James Nagel, an amazing LA-based photographer and cinematographer, met us at our hotel. We spent the next few hours strolling the Santa Monica Pier and the beach. Jayde is so shy in front of the camera, but behind it, she lights up. James was amazing, relatable, and kind, taking his time teaching Jayde and helping her hone her skills. Having the opportunity to watch our beautiful daughter in her element was as much a gift for Chris and me as it was for Jayde. This morning, my heart is full of joy and gratitude. This East Coast girl was raised on Disney Florida, so we are off to the West Coast's Magic Kingdom today.


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