Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hope


you MUST watch the adjacent video of Hopie on Christmas morning....watch HER , specifically! it is so precious.........for those of you who do not know the "background" story on this......Hope is 7 yrs. old...my grandaughter...in case you haven't gathered that by now......she is the First grandchild in fact.......she was born with mild cerebral palsy.....therefore has had an awful lot of obstacles to overcome in her young life........she is doing sooo very well and brightens absolutely EVERYONE'S life!.......well...........she has been asking, begging, pleading (get the pic?) for a REAL live puppy for a very very long time........and as most of you know........ a DOG takes a REAL commitment and one must be very prepared for the ownership of a dog!.......so my son, Peter and my daughter-in-love, Hollie.......have really had to "get ready" for this decision......but Hope has NEVER given up!!!.........she has received many "substitue', albeit FAKE puppies for many bday and other occasions........and oh yes! she loves them too!!!.......but her desire for a REAL puppy had never been fulfilled til THIS CHRISTMAS!........so as you watch her on the video.....watch her reaction.......of course it makes me cry!.........this puppy will be her lifelong PAL!.......and where she goes, he goes!......so, yup, you guessed it.....next week when she comes for an overnite...guess who will be with her???...........and i absolutely CANNOT wait!!!!!!

4 comments:

Deare Diary said...

Oh Sandi, thank you for sharing this video with us. Of course I cried but what an awesome video and smile on a childs face. You could not have picked a better song to go with it. I loved it.
Judy

Sandi Hixson said...

i did not do the video...her daddy did, my son...Peter...but you are right...the song choice is awesome!

Julie said...

Sandi,

This video made me cry too! What a purely precious moment! I can't help but reflect on how Hope responded to our singing to her when she was a baby. ...at Hannah's wedding, remember? What a gift she is!

Debbie said...

She is precious!