Saturday, November 15, 2008

"Oh my gosh, they're four inches tall!"



There are a million different pictures of Pypes looking absolutely stunning on her wedding day, but this is my favorite. "Look at your shoes!" "Look at yours!" This is us, this is how we've always been, and it's ten years later and here we still are. It makes me happy.

My novel is winding down, and it's time to wrap it up. Goodbye, Bryony the Star Girl. I'm going to miss her. But then on to my demon novel to get in the rest of my 50,000 words. Luna and Reed Taylor have been waiting too long. I had a happily smug realization yesterday: I write for no man. I talked about it here.

Niko has been crawling into bed with us at night. I rolled over last night and there was Luke, Niko, and my 6'1" shark Dirk Nevinski on the bed with me. It was a full house. It's sweet, but unacceptable, and I escort Niko to bed every time that I notice him there. I also signed him up for the Williams Syndrome Registration. Should I have done this years ago? Possibly, but I wasn't ready. I'm open and friendly, I'll talk WS with you if you'd like, (or about being LDS, or about whatever) but this was close to my heart and it has taken me this long to be able to do it. I'm also proud of Nina, who is going to grow up to be such an advocate for her big brother. I can already see it. That is a little girl who knows how to love. And she knows how to dance, which she didn't get from me, and certainly didn't get from her father. She's magical.

3 comments:

Janyece said...

I don't know... I think she might have gotten her dancing skills from you. I know what was going on when the shades were drawn at your house! Mwahaha!!!

Dawn Allison said...

I love the shoes! Both of them! Wait, all four of them! But especially red!

Dan/Pyper said...

Have I told you lately that I love you? I'm so glad you were able to be there to show off such sexy shoes with me!!

Now, something more serious...your family is lucky to have such a strong woman to advocate for them. No child should have to deal with such obstacles, Niko is incredibly blessed to have you there to stick up for his rights.