Thursday, July 26, 2007


Doesn't Ava look like a little fairy in this photo?

Dominick, I, and my mom are heading up to visit the Mackinaw Bridge area this weekend. I think hanging out near the Great Lakes will be a great way to relieve some stress. Something about the sight and sound of water that soothes the soul. Hopefully we will have some pretty pictures to post when we get back.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 16, 2007

"If you can't say anything nice..."

..."then don't say anything at all."

I apologize for my absence. I haven't been able to focus on anything but my family since Memorial weekend. My mom is very needy these days, for good reason, and I am her only child. I haven't been able to concentrate on much of anything besides getting all of us through the day with our sanity intact. Yeah, we have a little co-dependency issue going on, but what do you do?

I just finished catching up on Nancy's blog. I feel like I have been punched in the gut. If you haven't already, you should read God's Hands

I love Miss Ava more than life. She is such a beautiful child. But I, too, see WS seeping into her, both physically and intellectually. It hurts so much to see other people size her up, wondering why she isn't like their children. Right now she is so cute, but as she gets older people will pull away. They won't understand that our girl has faced insurmountable obstacles in her short life. How can they know? I certainly don't want to take on the task of educating the world about Williams Syndrome.

I think therapy is in my future.