It is always interesting to take Adeline out to a meal. Her severe food allergies, and the challenge we have when explaining to every waiter who serves us that certain things - dairy, eggs, peanuts, beef and shellfish - could kill her, usually cause us some anxiety. They typically are accommodating and our allergy queen ends up with a somewhat
Her choice for dinner was Red Lobster. I know it's not exactly the place to take someone like her but she loves fish. She ordered the broiled fish and broccoli (no butter, no seasonings) from the kids menu and it turned out that we should have ordered an adult portion. She thought it was so yummy that her entire meal was gone before we had half of ours finished and she was begging for more. It took a few minutes to get our servers attention and before long Adeline was savoring her second meal.
Adeline is our 4th child to reach the age of 10. There were times when we wondered how she would make it out of childhood. Though I know she is still a child she is mature beyond her years. She has been through a lot in her 10 years of life and has an outlook that many adults lack. We were thankful for her 10 years ago and we are ever the more thankful for her today!!!