Recently, a bored Maya took a few pieces of paper, folded them in half and announced that she was going to make a book. She spent ages drawing pictures and writing but I had no idea what she was actually working on. The next day she came up and proudly presented me with 'My Family Book - by Maya'.
Page 1 - This is me. (picture of herself in a yellow dress)
Page 2 - This is my sister Calla. (picture of Calla in a blue dress)
Page 3 - This is my sister Aria. (picture of Aria on the swings in a purple dress)
Page 4 - This is my mom and Cocoa. (picture of me in blue and green with Cocoa)
Page 5 - This is my dad. (for some reason Mike is drawn among the flowers)
Page 6 - This is my Angel. (baby Georgia with wings)
Page 7 - This is my family. (All of us including Georgia)
Maya's book is full of colors and details. When I read it the first time I teared up because I realized that despite suffering from anxiety since Georgia's death she has a strong idea about family. If you look at the book it appears brightly colored and detailed - a happy story.
Maya's teacher told me the other day that she has shown no signs of anxiety at school. In fact, Maya is a social butterfly who loves to dance and sing. She is still nervous about new situations and me leaving her but for the most part she is thriving. The book that she made is my little treasure. It reminds me that she is going to be okay. That is the best gift that she could have ever given me. : )
Love to you all,
Palative Care Team
4 days ago