About Me

Life changed on July 24, 2006, and on December 28, 2007.  I became a mother (twice).  There is a beauty in motherhood and I am the miracle witness. I am the witness of two miracles - my Alden and my Olivia. I have learned that I can't control everything in my life. My Alden (4), such a beautiful and amazing little soul, who lines up 50 hotwheel cars in a perfect row - perfectly spaced, and can tell you the make and model of each one. My Alden, who still drinks out of a bottle and eats baby food. My Alden, his heart full of love, but his brain has Asperger's Syndrome. My Alden; my miracle. My Olivia (3), such a beautiful and sensitive soul, who blesses you if you sneeze and asks if you are OK if you get hurt. My Olivia, whose gentle heart bleeds if her feelings get hurt. My Olivia; my miracle. I witness the miracles emerge every day. They grow; my love grows. They hurt; I cry for them. They smile; my world adores. They love; I love more. Though the challenge of the miracle is a miracle in itself, I am blessed to be the true Witness.

If you have any comments or questions, you may contact me at aldiviadesigns@comcast.net.


  1. Dear Aunt Laura,
    Great job on the blog! You did a good job putting it together. You wrote beautiful things about Alden and Olivia!
    Love always,
    Ali Dahlke <3

  2. My Dearest Ali!
    Thank you for reading the blog. You are an amazing and beautiful one yourself. You are always in my heart. Thanks for the kind words.
    Love and Hugs to YOU!
    Aunt Laura

  3. A friend referred me to your blog. What beautiful, touching words about your children. I also have a 2 year old Olivia!

  4. Hi, Would you be interested in cross-promoting your hearts and your cause on my site as well?


    Regards, Filomena

  5. Dear Lori,
    Thank you for the kind words. My children are true inspirations for everything I do. How wonderful... you have an Olivia too! Blessings to you and your family and thank you for visiting my blog.

  6. Dear Filomena,
    I will most certainly check out your link. Thank you for looking!