Monday, February 19, 2007
When my babies were born I loved them with everything I had. I lotioned and powdered, did the photo sittings, attended preschool graduations...You all know the drill. I love both of them just as much today. But I have to tell you, ladies, there is NOTHING that can compare to being a grandma. If it is at all possible I love Miss Ava Mae more than life itself. That child has taken hold of me. She is ALWAYS with me whether I am at work, driving down the road, whatever. She is there. Doesn't matter that she is not "normal". That little girl's hugs and kisses and smiles help me remember that life is precious. Lucky me, I don't have to worry about therapies and IEPs and the myriad of details that come with the WS territory. I just get to love her!
By the way, Uncle Dom turned 14 on February 15th. Of course we had to go out for dinner. Miss Ava came along and was a social butterfly. She did her best to respond to our repeated efforts to get her to say "Ma-ma". Yep, she replies with a loud and proud, "Bah!" She also sprouted about eight arms and managed to throw her toys, tip over my coffee, and choke herself on a spoon. Business as usual!
Love to all,
PS: Thought I would let you know before you saw it on the news: I am the father of Anna Nicole's baby.