When Ayden was even littler than she is now and would tell me that she didn’t want to go to sleep, I would ask her to close her eyes and I would tell her stories about pretty, colorful fairies. She loved this. Usually she was one of the fairies in the story (the pink or blue one), and our dog Petey was ‘the brown fairy’. When she got a little older and said she was afraid to go to sleep, I would tell her to close her eyes and think of the fairies. To this day (at 3 1/2), she still claims to dream of the fairies every night.
When my friend Steph told me about a ‘Fairy Festival’ for children that she was working on, you can imagine my instant interest and excitement. Then I learned that the festival was to honor a sweet little girl named Tavi, who had passed away at 7 years old.
I read Tavi’s story, beautifully written by her father, and it touched my heart. Stories like Tavi and her family’s are so important to share not only to continue her legacy, but to remind us that life is oh-so precious, and time with our loved ones is most important.
The festival will include things like: Fairy House Story Time (as Tavi loved books), a Fairy garden adventure, music, dancing, a movie in the garden, a Fairy marketplace, a Fairy sweet shop, a real Fairy Princess and more.
Details are as follows:
Saturday, April 18, 2015 5:30pm – 9:00pm
24 Julia Street Ladera Ranch, Ca 92694