Yesterday Lidie (Amaya'sthree year old sister) told me a story. She told me that she use to have a cast, she had surgery, she has a short leg, and use to use a wheelchair. I had to smile and ask "is your leg short like Amaya's?" Then she looked at me like I was crazy. I told her that Amaya did have a shorter leg, but she didn't believe me. I asked her if she remembered when Amaya had her surgery, or cast or wheelchair. She looked at me and said "no, she didn't!"
It's hard to believe she doesn't remember any of that, but she was only two when it happened so I suppose it's to be expected. But, what's interesting to me is that she doesn't notice that Amaya has a short leg, or wears a lift on her shoe. Amaya also has a best friend, Mason,who never noticed either. To them, they just see Amaya. I remember when Amaya had her surgery Mason asked why she needed one. It didn't make sense to him because he couldn't understand "what was wrong with her." It should also be noted that he is one of the sweetest kids I've ever met. He is a great friend to Amaya.