Epilepsy Awareness #purpleforlola

On March 26th, we participated in an epilepsy awareness effort called Purple Day. Purple Day began in 2008 when a girl named Cassidy Megan had an idea to wear purple in an effort to raise awareness about epilepsy. Megan had struggled with epilepsy herself which is why she wanted to educate people about epilepsy, she hoped to debunk epilepsy myths and she simply wanted to start a conversation about epilepsy. It started out as a grassroots movement, but quickly turned into an international day of epilepsy recognition. Since epilepsy affects Lola’s life, we wanted to participate and we were blown away by the overwhelming amount of support we received! Friends, family and strangers from all over the country (and in Costa Rica!) wore their purple to help spread...
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Happy Birthday Lola!

Image Credit Dear Lola, Today, my darling sweet girl, you are four years old. Four years ago, you came into this world with your own agenda — to make it a better place. And you’ve done just that. You inspire strangers and impress everyone who knows you. You have been handed challenges, but the way you gracefully navigate through them without fuss make your challenges seem unimportant. You are a fighter. Your ability to persevere even when life knocks you down is a trait you developed on your own. I wish I could take credit for this, but lord knows Mommy isn’t as strong as you baby girl. But you make me stronger each and every day. You help me realize spontaneity is an unappreciated characteristic of life....
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End of Summer Lola Spam

My mom always says, “Post more pictures of Lola” so there really is no point to this post…I’m just trying to stay on my mother’s good side. 🙂 Lola has become quite expressive these days whether it is her making a goofy face or babbling some crazy babble. Either way, we are seeing little glimpses of her personality coming out and it has been a real pleasure to witness. I love the second photo as it is Lola tilting her head and trying to get a Lola word out. The last picture is of Lola attempting to attack my arms which I will add really hurts. We are trying to teach her “touch nice” as her grabbing has become rather destructive. I will say it is awfully cute...
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Weekly Edition of Letters to Lola

Lola, Girl, do you know what an inspiration you are? Do you know how many people read your story everyday and think, “If Lola can do that, why can’t I tackle the hurdles in my life?” What a magical little girl you are, and will grow up to be, what a beautiful journey life is going to take you on. I hope you continue to face the curve balls life throws your way with the grace, humor and determination you have to date. Your Momma and I, we just know each other virtually. My little boy, Emilio, he’s a week younger than you. Maybe someday you’ll know each other virtually too! Like you, Emilio smiles a lot, he loves the special people in his life, he cracks himself...
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