It was glorious.
Today, we had a very important meeting about our son. And while we haven't won the war for him, we did win a battle and I truly feel we are moving in the right direction. There is still more research to do and there is still more meetings to have and the work isn't done; but it's begun. Today, Lily also got confirmation she was rowing on Sunday in the Navy Day Regatta. She knew she was rowing; but it wasn't until she saw her name on the Heat Sheet that she believed it.
It's been a long, hard, fight for Lily and crew. Lily is underestimated constantly. And she was sidelined for over a year on her old club team. It made all of us sick with disgust and disappointment for that year. But, Lily shoved that all aside. She worked so hard---showed so much determination--and with the support of incredible adults in her life (not us! but a wonderful woman named Brannon, who founded the BLJ Rowing Club in Philly), Lily remembered who she was:
And that's a rower and a fighter.
On Sunday, if you need me, I'll be the woman screaming like a maniac while sobbing uncontrollably as if she is watching her baby girl in the Olympics.
Related to crew, we hosted a pasta party tonight for some of Lily's teammates. Her new team is not affiliated with our small town--it is a regional team. This has been really awesome for her and for us. It is lovely to expand beyond our radius and meet other families. We still love our town; but everyone needs to cross a border once in a while and make some new friends.
For now, I am going to go recline in my new Costco couch and maybe shop for some new Costco bedroom furniture. Happy Friday, friends. We made it!