Last year Olivia’s Brownie troop had a car wash to raise money for our Olivia’s Open golf outing. The girls raised $500 and had a blast and decided to do it again this year. Olivia was so excited. She washed cars for a while and then spent the rest of the time dumping all of the buckets and splashing in the soapsuds. We recruited some boys to help too; it’s pretty cute to watch the boys and girls together now.
One of the girls said to her Mom, “Won’t it be cool when we’re still doing this when we’re 17?”. That made me smile. Olivia might not get invited to a friend’s house to play, no one’s calling her to hang out, the birthday party invites are dwindling. But I know in my heart that she is loved.