I'm posting this on both blogs. It's just too good to leave it on just one.
I was nervous yesterday. Not nervous for Ellie, but for me. And then, of course, I felt guilty for being so selfish. I was nervous about people looking at Ellie. Not because she was breathtakingly pretty. Not because her smile was radiant. But, because of her...uniqueness.
But, then Ellie came on stage and the only emotions I felt were sheer joy and pride. I mean, LOOK AT HER. She just breathes life. Life to the fullest. Unabashed happiness. Because, as Ellie would say of herself, "God made me special and I'm a princess!"
Yes, my darling, you are.