Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Silver Lining.

Since the day Ava was born, there hasn't been a dull moment. From the moment we found out our daughter had multiple CHD's and would need a series of three corrective, life threatening surgeries just to have a chance to live, I have been in a perpetual state of worry/alert. Now to those of you living with a "normal, healthy" child, this may alarm you. But for those of us with children born with a few extra needs, well you know exactly what I am talking about. Let's not sugarcoat how life is as a parent to a child born critically ill, it's years upon years of constant worry, fear, learning, memorizing, scheduling, organizing, did I mention fear and worry? You bet!

But then, there are what I like to call those "silver lining moments" and they come from everyday joys I once took for granted...

...Moments such as simply watching your little girl run and play and (almost) keep up with an oh so slightly older kid. Better yet, check out that mega watt, ear to ear SMILE on her little face. Moments like this make me truly realize how very lucky WE are to have been blessed with Ava. Enjoy it baby girl, you have more than earned it!

1 comment:

Stefenie said...

I can definitely relate to everything you said in your amazing post. I often think that because of everything we have been through with our kids we are able to enjoy and truly see the beauty in that silver lining.