For those of you who may not "know" or have met our sweet girl... Maia is a happy child! She wakes up cheerful, much to the dismay of her brother. She has a smile that will light up the room, an infectious giggle that can brighten the darkest day. Maia does not meet a stranger. She gives wonderful hugs. She may not be able to run as fast as Matthew, but she sure tries! She loves the trampoline, "cooking," school (especially Mrs. Sue), riding the bus, and her family.
I understand that these people have nothing to compare to, no perspective of the situation. So I usually ask if they have a moment and pull out my phone to show them the video of Maia riding her trike just a week before this happened. So that they can understand that this is not my sweet girl.
But THIS IS!!