Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bittersweet

Sometimes the simplest things worked wonders for Samantha.

We spent thousands of dollars for high-tech seating equipment but her favorite spot was her 'throne'.

It should come as no surprise because she is a princess.

Samantha's seat consisted of pieces of furniture foam carved out to fit her little body perfectly. The pieces were glued together to provide head, back and hip support. It was soft, cuddly, light, a perfect throne for a princess.

Unfortunately Samantha was getting too big for her royal seat so we were going to have to give it away.

And I knew the perfect little princess to have it....Cici and her mom Jenny have been fabulous friends to us and like any good member of royalty needed a throne of her own. Cici is also going in for an extensive surgery in September. Hopefully the throne will provide the repositioning and hip support she needs.

Last night we had an exchange of the throne.

She looks so great in her new seat....it is just what she needs. And I was very excited to pass it along.

But (and I hate to admit it) it's a little bittersweet to see her things moving on. I even got a bit emotional about a pack of swim diapers the other night but I can't think of anything better than to give her things to her friends who need them....

It gives me joy to give them to her people who need them...

Joy and a little twinge of ick....

Sweet and a little taste of bitter....

Samantha outgrew her chair.


6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you -- to give away her precious things. You are brave to do so and generous, and I'm sure those that receive them see each thing as a blessing.

ferfischer said...

Cici loves 'Mantha's throne. It is perfect for her, and perfect for a spica cast too. Special chairs for special girls! Hugs.

Amanda said...

It is very nice to have little reminders of Sam in our daily routine. It was like Christmas here on Thursday morning. Happy writing!

HeatherS said...

Special chairs for special girls :) Amanda, I'm so glad Thursday was Christmas. I like the idea of little reminders in her friends' house.

Rebecca said...

I am so happy that Samantha's throne went to another adorable princess! I saw some pictures of CiCi on her new throne and she looks so sweet.

I was at the school today and Samantha's swing was up. It looks amazing and it fits the frame they have so well. I have made a pin with her picture to put on it. I hope to get some pictures of it today for you.

Little Miss Sunshine is spreading her light everywhere!

Deana said...

I love that Samantha's throne is being used by another princess...but I can understand how when each piece of her leaves your house it is difficult.

I like having our Samantha reminders too...Max has her twin monster to keep him company for always.
<3 you friend!