I wrote a few weeks ago about how Dakin's pulmonologist had given us a green light to do some things we hoped to be able to--but didn't expect to be allowed to--do. With the Swine Flu fears I had all but given up hope of seeing Santa this year, but as you saw, we got to. The other thing we got to do was let Dakin participate in our church's Christmas party and Nativity!
From the time she started organizing it, my dear friend Nichole (the same Nichole who sat outside in the 100 degree weather to gather signatures for the SMA Petition) wanted Dakin to participate, if he could. He ended up being a Wise Man, with Dada as a servant to drive him on and off stage. Dakin really enjoyed the entire experience. He didn't get nervous with so many children around, like I thought he might, and the kids are used to him now and give him space. He even had fun at the party portion of it. I have video, but I can't upload it...boo.
And I have to say how wonderful our church family is...to help minimize germ exposure on the potluck, they made us go first...:)