Last evening I had to go have an MRI. Since DW had a previous engagement of some importance, I had to take Shy with me. She asked if she was going to have to sit in the waiting room alone, or would she have to sit there with strangers. I explained that I didn't know if anyone else would be there this late, but most likely she would have to sit alone.
She was ok with that, and before we left she asked me to get down a bag so that she cold bring some stuff with her. I got the bag and she proceeded to pack some crayons, some coloring books, and some regular books.
She also packed a small case of paints, crayons, markers, pencils, and pastels that we had purchased for her at the local Michael's Craft Store. It had been on sale for less than $3.00 and was one of her Hannukah gifts.
When we arrived at the office, I went to the reception area while Shy found a seat in the waiting room. They gave me the requisite medical history forms, privacy information and insurance forms to fill out and I went to a seat next to Shy to fill out the forms. Shy had pulled out the case of art supplies which also came with a small pad of paper containing pictures of animals and was coloring one of the pictures with the looked pencils.
I completed my forms and returned them to the receptionist. She told me it would be a few minutes before I would be called and I returned to my seat.
Upon returning to my seat, Shy gave me the picture she had been coloring. She said "Here daddy, this is for you."
Written on this very small piece of paper Shyanne had written the following words:
"Just because I love you Happy Hannukah"
How special is that???!!! God, I love that girl!!!!