“Tell me a story, Momma.”
There once was a boy named Finn. He was the fastest little boy on wheels. He had the happiest smile and the sweetest voice. He loved his sister, Paisley, even though she took his trains. Chicken nuggets and chocolate milk and puzzles were his favorites.
When he was born, his spine was hurt and it made his legs weak and his brain swell.
So he stayed in the hospital for 14 days.
His family and friends prayed a lot.
Finn was a brave little boy. He had 8 surgeries before his first birthday.
He learned to use a wheelchair to zoom around the house.
He was not like other kids, but that’s okay; he was unique. God made him so smart. So important. So special.
On Finn’s third birthday, he went with his family in their jammies to get coffee and donuts.
He ate a chocolate silly face donut.
Then he went on a scavenger hunt for his birthday gifts.
He was very lucky: he got a mini iPad from both his Nana’s and Papa’s a couple weekends ago at the Rosells’ house in Arkansas.
Gigi made him a birthday coffee cake and Poppy made a fishing game for Finn to play.
On his birthday, Finn found a dinosaur puzzle, a sticker book, some cool jeans and sunglasses, and Batman walkie talkies hidden around the house.
After breakfast, he went with his family to the Oklahoma Aquarium.
He loved the otter. It was cute and did flips in the water.
He saw fish and alligators and turtles.
His sister, Paisley, was amazed by all the sights and sounds.
Finn’s favorite was the shark tank. He was hesitant at first, but he decided to be brave and zoom through the tunnel with sharks swimming all around him in the blue water.
He went back and forth through the shark tank, up and down the ramp. His arms were so strong.
Other kids at the aquarium thought Finn was cool whooshing around in his wheelchair. He cried when it was time to leave.
After a nap, Finn and his family went to Nana and Papa Armstrong’s house for a birthday dinner. Nana helped Finn and Paisley decorate a box to play in.
We sang “Happy Birthday” and ate Ludger’s cake.
It was delicious, but Finn’s tummy got upset. He didn’t normally eat that much sugar.
After reading a bedtime story, Finn fell asleep on his Thomas the Tank Engine pillow and dreamed about his happiest third birthday. The End.