She opened the envelope at her birthday party in July!
There was a picture of Star Wars and the attraction in Florida at Disney World.
“You will spend one week with grandma and grandpa in Florida!
You will ride down with them at the end of Jan.
and go to Holly Wood studios to see Star Wars
and at the end of the week – for the first time ever
They will put you on a plane and you will FLY back home!
We had done something special for Maddy when she turned 16.
Her wish was to be able to swim with the Manatee’s!
So – in the winter – she and her mom flew down –
and she did just that – and then we all drove back home!
Ella – her little buddy is Bode
He follows her everywhere and she just laughs!
She is so good to him and when she goes to college next year
She wants to become a Phys Ed teacher to the little ones!
She will be excellent – so kind – so much of a good heart.
And a very good soccer player.
We spent the time touring with her also – showing her where my brother lived
and the three town centers of The Villages!
We went to see the Manatees and the beach on the West coast
We toured the town where we were staying – and stopped in the coffee shop
to get her a chocolate chip cookie each time – she loved that!
Standing in line as we all watched – her forst time and she handled it like a pro.
Tears welled in my eyes –
my little Ella ( tiny) is what we called her
all grown up and out on her own.
Now – be careful – don’t mix with strange people I worried.
When she was small – she would always come to me – clutch my leg –
climb up into my lap.
I cherish those memories – “IS HE OKAY” she said to her mother
when I had my heart attack.
YES I HAD A LUMP IN MY THROAT
as I went from vantage point to vantage point watching her in the long line.
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