I overheard the girls talking this morning. Lidie sat next to Amaya as she was going potty and asked her, "you got owwies Amaya? Are you okay?" Amaya responded, "yes Lidie. I have one short leg, and one long leg. And I didn't have any ligaments in my knee, so my doctor put some in. That's why I have that scar, that's where he put it in. Do you wanna touch it? And guess what Lidie, I'm gonna have another surgery, and I'm gonna have a robot leg and then people can sign my cast. And I'm gonna ask my doctor if I can see my x-rays and keep the robot parts when he's done. It's gonna be cool!" To which Lidie responds, "I'm gonna have surgery too!"
I was so glad that I was able to overhear such a conversation. Something about how calm Amaya is when she explains her condition and her treatment that always makes me smile. And it's so sweet how kind and compassionate she is for the other person. She told Lidie, "it's okay sweetie, I'll be fine, don't worry, it doesn't hurt me, I'm okay." She always tries to comfort and console others. I'm always amazed by her understanding and compassion. Times like these reassure me of her ability to handle all the challenges that will come her way. And if she can do it, so can we.