I took all 4 girls to the health department today, Julia needed a booster TDAP, the school had decided, she could not come back without it (this really irks me BTW) So we loaded all the girls in the van and proceeded to wait for two hours while Julia waited in line. I was thinking the doctors office may have been a better idea but they were too busy to see us today so...
We sat on a cement slab and watched people come in, many folks were bringing in early ballots for tomorrows election, somehow I feel that is unsafe, like their ballots may accidentally become lost, or whoops, destroyed. I don't know why, but early ballots make me nervous.
One of the early voters stopped short when she saw Kara and Amanda and she told her friends goodbye, she wanted to talk to my little beauties. Of course Meghan came running to be admired too. This very sweet woman knew the girls had Ds because she had a daughter too, a sweet teenage daughter who had passed away 12 years prior to our conversation. Her daughter was born with AV Canal and Tetrology of Fallot, she said she was very frail and got sick often and passed away from a lung infection. It made me so sad for her, it was my fear when Meghan was born that I would lose her too soon, old information planted in my head from growing up before they repaired heart defects. This sweet Mom was so tickled to see my three girls and honestly adored them, I think it was good for her to see them, I hope so. I know I enjoyed talking to her. It was such a wonderful change to some reactions we get.
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