|Grandma Kim & Ava at a volleyball game|
It's so scary when your child (or grandchild, in my case) receives the WS diagnosis. Part of you wants to believe that your child will be the exception, that maybe someone made a mistake. Part of you worries that your child will be the worst-case scenario. Usually, however, things are never as good or bad as you might expect. I would say that Ava falls somewhere in the middle. She exhibits many typical features of the classic WS profile. Yet, in many ways, she is so unique. She is loving and kind and I wouldn't change a thing about her. She is such a joy.
My goal is to update this blog at least quarterly. Since Facebook became the go-to place to meet up with fellow WS families I kind of let the blog fall to the wayside, but I remember back in those dark days right after Ava's diagnosis I found so many precious friends through blogs. Those friends were so helpful and supportive. My hope is that others will find us the same way. I keep this blog open to all for that reason.
I hope to hear from all of you. Happy Spring!
|Ava at Red Barn Photography|
|Grandma Friend and Ava on Easter 2012|
|Ava after her Spring Concert performance at Oakview Elementary|