She had the opportunity to attend four different Camp No Limits in the past year ~
CT, ME, MD, FL
|Camp No Limits, FL ~ Gator fun!|
For the most part, this year has been incredible for Chloe physically with one exception. In December, she injured her leg and ruptured an area of bursitis she's had for awhile. Her leg swelled to double the size and she was out of her leg for weeks. So hard to see her like that, but she's a champ! We were able to get her a wheelchair and we just carried on as normal. Chloe never complains and has a smile on her face no matter the obstacle.
It is evidence of God's mercy and grace!
|Longwood Gardens with the girls ~ Always smiling even when in pain and in a wheelchair|
This girl loves the beach like her mama! We enjoyed a little family getaway to VA Beach.
Chloe loves playing softball and had an awesome year! No one except another amputee understands how much harder Chloe has to work to do the same things others do in sports. We are so proud of her, she works twice as hard as anyone on her team! She never complains, never whines, never feels sorry for herself, never asks for extra slack, never asks to be treated special. I'm pretty sure most of the girls and their parents on her team this year did not realize that she has a prosthetic leg! :)
She is FULL of laughter and joy! What a sweet blessing this girl is to our family. How lost and lonely we would be without her. We give all thanks to God for saving her life 10 years ago.
She was thrilled to be in her first school play and to be one of her favorite characters from Anne of Green Gables! I do believe she has a natural talent for drama!! LOL :)
|1st School Play ~ Chloe was Diana and Alex was Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables
We were so excited that Chloe's good friend, Emma, was able to attend the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Camp that Chloe went to in CA last summer. These guys are our heroes and they just give the kids inspiration and confidence that is extraordinary! This year they were close enough for us to go down and watch the final big game. It was awesome!! Chloe loved seeing her friends again and was honored to be the bat girl for them. She had a smile from ear to ear and talked about it all the way home!
Our sweet girl, such a precious gift from God on loan to us for a little while...
Ten years ago, if you would have asked me to forsee where Chloe would be, where we would be as a family, I never in a million years would have guessed! Isn't that God? He is able to do much more than anything we could ever think or imagine! And so, by faith today I look another ten years down the road to when Chloe is 23 years old...I see amazing things, I see the sky is the limit, I see the ripple effect of God's grace extend outward to so many others through Chloe, I see her setting goals and demolishing them, I see her growing in grace and love, I see her continuing to be a living testimony to the goodness of God. Friends, so many of you have walked with us these past ten years...continue to believe with me. Believe and have faith for yourselves, for your families...have Hope! God never disappoints us and He will never let us down!