It’s always hard, as Halloween rolls around, to figure out how to include Abbie in a way she will enjoy. She loves dressing up, and can’t get enough of sparkles, ribbons and rhinestones. Sitting in a wheelchair, however, does not lend itself to the ornate costumes I know she would adore.
Make the wheelchair part of the costume — or at least the podium for it. This year we went with a butterfly theme, and made her new wheelchair into what looked like a float. We braved the crowds at Kahala Mall, just to allow her to hear “Wow! She is so beautiful” over and over again. Soooo worth it!
In a way, I think that for one special night, what is on the inside of Abbie was glowingly, brilliantly apparent to everyone. Truly, a most beautiful butterfly.