I have been thinking that six years old must be pretty tough. There are so many new skills to be learned and experiences to live. Since Calla turned six she has really started to read. She has also started to ride her bike and now she is actually swimming. Can you imagine if we all tried to seriously learn 3 new skills in half a year. Think about how accomplished we'd all be?!
Did I mention that she also started skating over the winter and is now doing basic math. She has also learned how to do a pretty good cartwheel! In another month she'll be off everyday from 8:30 until 3:30 at school (I am hoping to have her home for lunch). I find it amazing to watch how much Calla is learning every day.
On another note August is SMA awareness month. I tell people regularly all about Georgia and what SMA is. As we approach Georgia's birthday I am going to throw out a challenge to all of my Winnipeg friends and family but right now I am asking anybody who reads this to make a commitment to telling two people about SMA - two people that don't already know.
You could also wear an ivory ribbon. Why ivory? The color represents innocence and purity. If you wear one people will automatically ask what it stands for. I figure that if we all went at the task of raising awareness about SMA the way a six year old approaches life, before we knew it there would be no one left to tell.
Love to you all,