Olivia’s Surprises

When we received Olivia’s diagnosis, I was inundated with things Olivia probably wouldn’t be able to do. It was hard to imagine her walking, riding a bike, talking, anything. When she eventually did these things, we marveled. But you know what is even more exciting? The little things she’s able to do that I never even imagined.

I love that she…

Has favorite songs on her ipad..her latest favorite is Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” which she calls “She’s just a girl”.

Asks me to turn up certain songs in the car so she can sing along.

Sings along to songs at the top of her lungs.

Makes her brothers give her goodnight kisses.

Calls Matt “your husband” and me “your wife”.

Laughs at jokes and makes her own jokes.

Giggles, and laughs and snorts and cracks us up.

Tells us she loves us each and every day.

Makes up stories just to be funny. Like how she’s singing The Black-Eyed Peas in the talent show at school.

Has the ability to use inapprorpriate words appropriately…like calling my MIL a jackass, or her bus driver a moron…

Tells me I’m beautiful and fun and the best Mom ever.

Asks for Oreos after dinner and loves mashed potatoes but can take or leave french fries.

Has opinions about everything from what she’s wearing, to what she’s watching, to what book to read before bedtime.

It’s these little things that I never dreamed of…the little things that make a person unique and special…that make me so happy she’s mine.

This week is International Cri du Chat Week…please visit http://www.fivepminus.org for more information on our special children!


10 responses to “Olivia’s Surprises

  1. Melanie Sheppard

    Hi Tiffany,
    I love this one and once again, I can relate. Happy CDC awareness week šŸ™‚
    Love, Melanie

  2. I love that she calls you beautiful and fun and the best mom. She’s right! You two are the perfect match.

    • Tiffany Townsend

      She also tells me I’m horrible and ugly sometimes. šŸ˜‰     Have a great day!!Tiffanywww.elastamom.com

  3. What lovely list and a tribute to your relationship with Olivia.

  4. What never ceases to amaze me is what you and your family accomplish together! Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks…and Happy Mother’s Day!!

    btw – if you ever want to guest post on PediatricSafety we’d be happy to have you share some CDC awareness with our community.

  5. So wonderful! Olivia is perfect in her own way. BTW Billie Jean is Sophie’s ALL TIME favorite song, it has been for the last three years.

    • Tiffany Townsend

      That is so crazy!!! There must be something about that song they like. Have a great day!!Tiffanywww.elastamom.com

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