Ryan House had a Christmas party for all the kids who take advantage of their respite facilities. There were kids zipping around in power wheelchairs, climbing on the playground, and sitting in their wheelchairs next to their parents. We saw people we haven't seen in a long time, and reconnected with people we haven't seen in an even longer time.
Santa held both of my children and told me what a blessing each of them is. And I thanked him, while admiring the glitter in his (real) beard. He was obviously not your average rent-a-Santa, he had a special heart, and a twinkle in his eye.