It was ...... well, ..... I just couldn't believe what it was like:
I couldn't believe that I walked into a room full of women I had never officially met yet I understood and knew them within a matter of seconds.
I couldn't believe that none of the 14 women had petty fights. None were judgmental either.
I couldn't believe some of the dance moves I saw at Ike and Jonsey's!!! sweet
I couldn't believe my ears: After dancing the night away, we went back to the suite and chatted with each other about everything. It was the strangest thing EVER to hear people in the same room as me (not on the internet) using the Dravet word and all the other terms that go along with it. Dr. Khan is the only one we have ever met in person who knew more than we did about Dravet Syndrome but they ALL know WAY more about it than we do.
I couldn't believe how I didn't have to explain myself or justify my feelings. They all KNOW!
I couldn't believe that anyone's happy or sad comment could bring so many women to tears so quickly. :)
I still can't believe how refreshing it was even if I did get only a few hours of sleep each night.
Thank you ladies.
I couldn't believe how much I missed my family. I wanted to be at home so badly but I was also so happy to be there. weirdness.
|Dina M. and me at a fancy dinner (thanks Audra). we couldn't stop checking for texts from our families :)|
|umm. special.... cool glasses though. i got them from the bachelorette party at the suite next door.|
|Dina N. and me, snuggling :)|
|cheers at our fancy dinner|
|all the Tiger Moms. roar!|
|oh lisa, put your tongue back in your mouth :)|
|lisa is my idol, not just because she showered on this morning|
|the east coast alex mom's! (both have boys with DS, named Alex, born ONE day apart...twilight zone)|
|my roomie: Rebecca. AWESOME lass|
|sally and danielle|
|lisa and sally boogie down|
|buster's (from Arrested Development) dopple ganger dancing with random girl|
|Laura has a million kids|
|Becky doesn't like her picture being taken but I did anyway|
|Sally is going to kick everybody's booty for me|
|chatting at around 2 or 3 am|
|Trish has a 21 yr old DS kid|
|Kristen, are you eating the cookies I brought?|
|sally walked me back to my room, so sweet. then we shared a kiss|
|brenda, you are amazing! keep it up!|
Thank you Curtis for being so willing to stay home with Dezh while I went away for the weekend. I love you and I appreciate that you are so supportive.