MamaBlogger365 – Holiday Miracles by Shira Adler, Diva Mama

In a season full of miracles when most of us expect to find them under the tree or in the glow of Chanukah candles, did a mighty miracle drop in my lap and I will be forever grateful. Santa doesn’t always come down the chimney and the oil in the lamp doesn’t always burn brightest in a way that you expect it. I know I am speaking a little bit obliquely, so let me explain.

For those who have been following my blog and for my friends and family who know the sitch, my daughter has struggled mightily over these past few months with PTSD stemming from triggered memories of early childhood abuse.

Since her release from a second hospitalization, she has been part of an extraordinary theatre group called Little Village Playhouse and this weekend, the little star that shone brightest was not in Bethlehem but rather on a small stage in the Armonk, NY, Public Library.

My daughter and a cast of a dozen other tweens, including two dear neighborhood friends, starred in a musical production of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. This beautiful experience was made more so by giving us mothers, friends and now carpooling comrades, a chance to work together, support each other and share pride in each other’s daughters as only women in this new-stage-mama-sisterhood could do. Daughters and moms working towards one common goal is inspiring in its own right.

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