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.


Every minute counts.... said...

I LOVE the new picture!! Wow, Ava has gotten so big.

Thanks for the update,I am glad to hear from you.


Nancy said...

What a gorgeous photo.

Kim, it's nice to know you don't think I'm crackers. It's also nice to know you understand. We are transitioning into boyhood from babyhood, and it's time for a new level of accepting what will be, as it is becoming obvious now. Years from now, I hope my heart will have matured and I will be so wonderfully wise about all of this. Until then, this is what I do -- I am just honest about what is happening, and I hold on!

You have been through so much. I thought of you every single day and have been dropping by.

Much love your way to you and your family...especially your mother.

Katie said...

Hi Kim :)
Its great to "see" you back.
Ava is as stunning as ever and growing up so much!
I liked your comment on Lisa's Blog that maybe it was nicer when WS was like a little secret club, while i do crave the information, at times it feels a bit like someone publicly airing your dirty laundry.
Love to your beautiful family.

Lisa R said...

What a cool picture...I hope you Mom is well....I think we are all thinking the same thing...

Lisa R said...

oh yeah thanks for the nioe complements on Tat's skin and hair...she does have a great tan!!!

Kerry said...

It is so nice to see you! Things must be so hard for your family, and I hope you know you are in my prayers. Friends of ours are going through the same thing right now and it is so hard when there are so many unansewred questions.

On a bright note, your pic of Ava is beautiful ~ when a little star she is :)