Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A World of Her Own

I could never have known until I knew, and still...there's so much I don't know. Aviana is definitely an enigma. But even so, there are certain things I know she knows for sure, and that's because she shows me. Anyone who has a child like Aviana realizes - they understand much more than anyone thinks they do. I would surely have thought differently before. She's a true gift, and now that my eyes and heart have experienced her, it's something that can't ever be denied. I am forever grateful to be a part of her world. 

Being a part of her world is an interesting thing because there are people so incredibly close to her, and still can't see in, or maybe don't want to for a variety of reasons - I'm not sure. There are so many factors including: personality traits, life experience, etc., which determine if a person will accept answers to the questions they ask, and continue to ask over the years. Often times, the same questions in different form...with the same answer. There are some who can see it instantly, with just one look. Some, if I answer just one question, grasp her and understand fully. Some, never will. All is okay. Everyone is at their own pace, comfort level, and timeframe. I completely understand. We have always felt grateful to all who have simply showed up (in whatever way) in our lives, and especially in Aviana's.  


  1. I have never met your precious baby girl... but feel like I have. She and you are in my prayers.

  2. I have followed your blog almost since the beginning. As Grammy to two angels adopted from Guatemala, I have had a special place in my heart for your family. I truly cannot imagine what the past couple of years have been like for you and for your folks. I just want you to know once again that I have kept you in my prayers for a long time and will continue. Blessings as you continue this journey, Vicki, Grammy in Memphis

  3. I haven't come to the blog in about a month. I am so sorry I had no idea what was going on and what you have been going through. You and Avi and your whole family are in my prayers. I love ya'll even though we've never met. God, this is tearing my heart. I am so, so sorry. My words feel so inadequate.