There Are No Words

May 6, 2013

Couple things…

1. I hope you read about Aiden. If you didn’t, please read his story (just click on his name) before you read the rest of this.

2. A few seconds ago, I wanted to be a mother. For a hot minute, I wanted to know what it would feel like to love an amazing little person the way Aiden’s parents must love him. If that kid can bring me to my knees…I mean…literally take my breath away…I can’t even begin to imagine what it feels like to be his mother, or his father. There must be nothing like it in this whole world. That being said, this feeling has only come over me twice. I’ll never tell you about the first time. And it comes and goes pretty quickly. No need for excitement or concern. I’ve already come (back) to my childless senses.

3. I’ve decided I’m going to try my best to stop glaring at children that suddenly/publicly burst into tears. It’s not easy to leave me speechless. But I was muted several times over the last few days (ok, the last few weeks-ish). I was simply left…without words. And when I couldn’t, or didn’t, use my words…there were waterworks. Now I understand why toddlers do it. I totally understand where they’re coming from. It’s a form of expression. We’ve got to get it out one way or another. Sometimes, our (meaning the infants and I) only choice is to implode. Example: I lost my lid when I watched the video below.

4. Aiden’s photo and story didn’t really do his “brave heart” justice.

5. Watch this…

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Randy Seevers May 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Me too Natalie….I felt so bad watching the video….knowing that all of us supporters were at the finish line cheering the finishers….when we should have been out there cheering Aiden every step of the way. The shot of the two patrol cars following behind Aiden on Broadway — was SO POWERFUL to me. Aiden ROCKS!!


Corinne May 6, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Note to Randy: I don’t think you should feel guilty or bad about not cheering on Aiden. He was committed to his goal, and I think we all know what it’s like to have to stay committed to a goal even when no one’s watching (or seems to be), and how important it is to just keep moving forward and make it to the finish line. That’s a BIG lesson for anyone to learn, regardless of age or ability.

Lovely couple of posts, Natalie. Keep on keepin’ on, sister.


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