Day Fit For A Princess
On my daughter’s third birthday, I took her and her sister to our local Chick-fil-A for lunch. Angela, the marketing director, came by to ask us if we needed anything — little did she know what my family was going through. We started talking, and as soon as she found out it was Sonya’s third birthday, she ran into the back of the restaurant and came back with a balloon, a brownie sundae and a little cow stuffed animal for her.
We then started talking about my other daughter, Kylee, who was 17 months at the time. Kylee was getting ready to have open heart surgery. Her little fingers and toes were blue from lack of oxygen, and she had stopped growing. Once she found out about Kylee’s surgery, Angela told me to get about 20 of my family members and friends together. She said she wanted to throw a princess party for Kylee after her surgery. I didn’t know what to think at first. I mean, who would expect for complete strangers to throw a big party for free for your child?
A couple of months after Kylee’s surgery, it was time for her princess party. When we got to the store, everything was set up. The tables were covered, the store was decorated. Angela bought Kylee a princess crown, wand and tutu to wear for the party. There was even a cake for Kylee. Kylee didn’t know what to do. She was too excited. She was worn out by the time we left. It was so nice just to be able to enjoy that time with my family and friends and not have to stress about cooking or cleaning up.
Kylee is two years old now, and she’s doing well. She’s not 100 percent out of the woods. We are still concerned that she’s not growing at the rate she should be, but that princess party made a big impact on my entire family. My older daughter, Sonya’s, birthday is coming up again, and she can’t think of anywhere else to have her birthday but Chick-fil-A!!!