Wishing I could go back to the Lake Placid JGP
"I am beyond thankful that it was detected early."
Alex posted this last week:
Maia's 2 latest IG posts:
This is the first time in 25 years that @alexshibutani and I haven’t celebrated Christmas together. I can’t travel, and he is visiting our grandma, Lily, and Po. This is also the first year since I was a baby (and couldn’t do anything anyhow) that I didn’t have gifts for my family. I couldn’t have planned for the past few weeks, but I was so disappointed this morning that I had nothing for them. I can’t go anywhere and online shopping has been far from my mind - but still! When I shared this feeling with them, they reminded me that love isn’t about gifts and material things. Love and appreciation isn’t just about certain days of the year. Of course, they’re right. I feel so much love for my family. They’ve supported me through this challenging time and they always provide a thoughtful and balanced perspective. Tell the people you care about today, and on any other days, that you love and appreciate them - it’s important! Wishing everyone a peaceful day.
My mom got me this bear as a recovery gift to cheer me up. I named him Smirky because of his smile. Merry Christmas Eve from Smirky and me.