Saturday, June 20, 2009

Roller Coaster

When I was younger a roller coaster was just that, a fun amusement park ride that I looked forward to, at all times. All the way up until I became a mom, this served as my simplistic definition. Aviana is of the sassy/sweet variety, and always has been. It was when she began talking though, that I realized the abrupt jerk in my definition of the word roller coaster. It was then that I felt all these strange ups and downs, hairpin side to sides, and frankly just all over bumps in the track. This occurred everyday, and was quite odd for such a former, stable, run of the mill, person like myself.

Allow me to paint you a picture of what I'm talking about. Once Aviana began forming words, she started having these things called, opinions. I'd like to say she had more "opinions" than the normal child. If I say, black. She says, white. If I say, white. She says, purple. If I say, Target. She says, Costco. If I say, Mall. She says, Store. If I say, pasta. She says, no pasta mommy...cottage cheese. If I say, ok...cottage cheese. She says, no cottage cheese....yogurt peach, please!

I think I have made my point here, maybe even beaten a dead horse (I never liked that saying, but I don't know how else to put it). I found this game cute at times, and extremely frustrating at others. All I can say is...I'd welcome that game any day of the week, and at this point, have the biggest smile on my face throughout.

I once again have a completely different definition of the word roller coaster.

Roller coaster = the most awful ride of my entire life.

I've had enough thank you....can I please, please, please, get the hell off?!?


  1. So glad we found your glad this is helping you too! Aviana has been consuming my thoughts and prayers since I heard the news on Thursday. There are many tears flowing for your sweet little girl.
    I can not even pretend to imagine how you and Dave are handeling this but if laying hardwood floors helps...keep on laying. Obviously you were right, your neighbors would never think anything but the best about you both.
    We are all praying for you and your family, and somewhere deep inside me I know Avi is a fighter and that she is going to be ok. I pray for this. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
    Jen & Scott

  2. Still praying for Aviana and your family. Are thoughts are with you.



  3. I found out about your little girl through my neighbor & friend (Jennifer Shimabukuro). I am adding my prayers to the many others in hopes that Aviana pulls through! Take care.

  4. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May you find strength in all the support and love that you have found here.
    Chad and Tina Mullins
    Friends of Amy and Freddy

  5. I found you through a friend of a friend...
    Know that you have so many people lifting you and your sweet daughter up in prayer. You have more than you know.

    Peace and Hugs,