Friday, December 30, 2011

So Small, Yet So Big

You're pint sized,

But the lessons you teach are big.

I thank you Aviana.

I thank you for inspiring us all.

I thank you my dear little one.

I thank you for showing us how to visualize.

How to come together for a common goal,

Of good.

I thank you for showing me how,

For teaching me,

For driving me,

For guiding me.

For you are the heart,

That kept everything working.

When the lines sometimes blurred,

You were the focus.

You, my itty bitty,

Are the driving force.

Without a word,

You have taught us to appreciate the little,

The minuscule.

Look what you did Little Miss!

Can you see what you created?

A masterpiece.

A tapestry of everyone,


You have taught us to give greatly of ourselves.

To use our lives.

Above all,

You have taught me to use my body.

Because you can't,

I often feel like I need to.

For you,

And for me.

Because you can't,

I can.

And always will.

For you,

And for me.

For that is one of many reasons,

We make a good pair.

Before you,

I wanted to give physically,

But never found the time.

Let's be honest,

If I really wanted to,

I would have made the time,



Thank you for being you.

Thank you for showing us what's most important.

Thank you for giving me one of life's greatest gifts.

And that is,

The gift of truly giving.


  1. Beautiful. But Jen, you always had this in you. Aviana may have brought it out a little more but YOU are such a kind hearted, amazing, normal (and that is a high compliment from me), honest, true person. Even if you are a bit dingy :) So yes, you and Aviana make the perfect pair but you were already that person. You just didn't see what we saw. Of course I say this and yet I didn't know you before the accident but I can't imagine you NOT being the way you are now before the accident. That's because you were the same, yet so different before, but inside you are the same person. Broken, that's for sure. Shattered, yes. Never the same, absolutely. But your heart and your love are the same as before the accident.

    And I love you.

  2. You are both a true inspiration to me!

  3. Very beautiful. You guys have given so much to so many, and in ways you'll never know. Even the simple lessons mean so much. I realized from you that you never know how strong you are until you HAVE to be strong. I hope that you all have a wonderful new year.

  4. This reminds me of what Glinda the Good Witch said to Dorothy...."You've always had the power". I think Avi maybe just showed you how to use it. Little people can bring us great gifts if we pay attention.

    Happy New Year Hodder Family! I'm so glad I've been lucky enough to get to know you! May 2012 bring you unexpected gifts and joys!


  5. Happy new year to you & your family :)