Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Go Charlotte, Go!

Since Charlotte was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 2, we didnt know what that would do to her in regards to how she would or could handle physical activity.
Now Charlotte is 4 and has two older sisters who ski, swim, do ballet & tap and now... rollerblade. And anything they can do, Charlotte wants to do as well. And sometimes we forget that she has arthritis because she's SOOOOO happy! And she loves SPEED! And she falls down on her bum and tells us it hurts and then she gets back up again!
Spring is around the corner! Changes in nature..... changes in the girls... growing up.... growing up with a disease. 2 years after diagnosis - this is what happiness looks like! This is living PAIN-FREE! This is a happy day! One day at a time & rejoicing in the fun, the ability, & the enthusiasm & rejoicing in today!
GO CHARLOTTE GO!

6 comments:

Lesli said...

Yeah Charlotte!! She is such a cutie.. I am glad she is doing so well! I am in the works of starting a Arthritis walk in my area.. I am so excited!! You have been a great inspiration. Thank you!

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

She is a rock star. I adore that little girl.e

Barbara said...

Hey there! Look at our girl go!!!! Watching her do these things must feel some small victories for down the road you're on.
And I also love all the great info from the accupuncturist. How nice of her to be COMPLETELY honest about the path you need to take and how the herbs and messages will help, but at certain times.
You're doing great!!!!!

Laura said...

Rollerblades??? How fun! I need to show Addie to give her some motivation.

We just had that same conversation watching a recent gymnastics class. Who would of thought what these little girls would be doing two years later! Woo Hoo!!!

Miss you guys!

Laura said...

Rollerblades??? How fun! I need to show Addie to give her some motivation.

We just had that same conversation watching a recent gymnastics class. Who would of thought what these little girls would be doing two years later! Woo Hoo!!!

Miss you guys!

Loudest Mom said...

Awesome! So glad everyone is doing well, and Charlotte is doing fantastic :)