Thursday, August 19, 2010

Flashback Friday

Where on earth have I found so much time to blog?

Our little "Iron Woman" has finally caught a cold. Dave got sick about a week ago, and yesterday, Avi started sneezing, over and over and over again.  She is so congested, yet her nose is running.  She is coughing almost non-stop.  My poor girl!

I have been known to have a love/hate relationship with The Institute. Mostly love though.  Well today, I can safely say....








I have never felt so helpless, as when we brought Avi home from the hospital.  I felt like my hands were bound together with duct tape, and I was simply made to just sit and watch her.

Those days were some of the worst.  As she would sit, I would stare. I was broken. I basically had not one tool in my belt.  I asked myself daily, "How can I fight this beast, while unarmed?"

The Institute set us free.

They gave us flight.

They have offered us all we could possibly need.

I will be forever grateful to them.

Today, Avi is missing her entire program. While I am enjoying my quasi-free time, and while I love cuddling her up all day long, I look forward to getting "The Village" back in place.

P.S. Please say a little prayer that I don't get sick too.

Thank you!


  1. awwww being sick stinks!!! especially for the little ones :(

    i hope dave & avi are on their way to being healthy again.....and DEFINITELY hope & pray that you do not get sick too!!

    <3 ~j

  2. I hate colds!!! Sending prayers that you don't get sick and that Avi feels better real soon!!!!

  3. awww poor Avi! Dave needs to learn to keep his cooties to himself! ;-) Kidding, Dave!!!

    Glad you get a little "break."


  4. WOW!!! What a treat - three posts in one day!! YAY!!!!

    Goodluck with the Cold! Praying Avi gets over it fast and that you don't catch it!!!

  5. Hope the rest of your house stays healthy!!! Good job giving yourself a break! At least from some things :)

  6. Hope you guys are feeling better! Emma's coming down with it now. :*(