The simcha continued with delicious food and fabulous dancing to the music of our dear friends in the band (and her Daddy of course). Friends pushed me round the hora circle in my wheelchair, and down the aisle for yesh (a kind of partnered line dance)...It was amazing!!! I really didn't think I'd be able to participate in the dancing and had been sad thinking about it for months, but my creative, loving friends and family found a way to make it happen!
I cannot adequately express the fullness of my heart all weekend long (and even into the beginning of this week) as friends and family spent time here with us at our home. So many people helped out to set up, my mother and father helped all week long before the bat mitzvah and my sister, sister-in-law and nieces helped at the after party. I don't have photos from the bat mitzvah ceremony as we are not aloud to take pictures at the synagogue on the Sabbath but here is one from the house before Shabbat Friday afternoon and then one I took of both girls before our professional photos were taken Tuesday.