We had a "Purple Party" over the weekend to celebrate with Lauren all she has accomplished. She did not care what food was served or any of the other details of the party, the only request was that it be purple. We had everything from purple flowers, M&Ms, and cupcakes, to purple cauliflower. She was thrilled about all of this. It was nice to celebrate with many of the people who have been with us on this journey over the past 12 years.It is wonderful to have family and friends who care as much as we do for Lauren.
Everyone knew exactly what Lauren would like: purple nail polish, purple bracelets and earrings,purple socks, and a purple blanket. There was also money for her to purchase an I-pad which Mom and Dad are adding a purple case too.
I am a stay at home Mom and have been for many years, I have a degree in psychology and one in social work and I have worked in the 'system' in the past, My husband Jerry and I have been happily married for 25 years.