Posted by GiGi’s Playhouse Founder and GiGi’s Mom, Nancy Gianni:
You know how sometimes life gets so busy that you have to look back at your pictures just to remember it all?? That is when I think about my GiGi – the little girl I dragged with me all along the way!! Actually, she is not so little, she is a teenager now! By my side, often crashed out in the back seat or on a plane, but always ready to rally!! GiGi has grown from the inspiration of GiGi’s Playhouse to the inspirational voice sharing belief and acceptance everywhere she goes!
In the last month we traveled to Madison for the opening of our 30th Playhouse, spoke at Mesirow Financial for the Make it Better Empowerment award, (GiGi’s inspirational appearance there led her back stage to the opening of the Joffrey ballet), attended GiGi’s Playhouse rally at the Indy 500 with the GiGi’s car, completed our 13th calendar shoot for the 2017 GiGi’s calendar, attended award ceremony at Northwestern University, completed a 2-day video shoot with CNN, sang the national anthem at the GiGi’s 5k in front of 2,500 people – and oh yea – finished 7th grade, danced in a 2-day recital, hung out with friends and is leaving for North Carolina on Friday for the opening of our 31st Playhouse in Raleigh! Oooops! I forgot workouts, literacy tutoring, hanging with her friends and 3 siblings and everything else in between!
I guess what I am trying to say is GiGi is amazing! She works hard every day to do the things that come naturally to most of us. I watch her struggle and I watch her succeed! When she sets her mind to something, she does it. I know it is hard and all she really wants is some mommy time. I need to make more of that for her. Not Playhouse mommy time but crazy Mommy time!
Speaking of crazy mommy time, here is a video of her at the Blake Shelton concert. I could not be more proud of the amazing, inspirational teenager she is becoming! #GenerationG