Saturday, October 15, 2011

A true 'high note'....

A few posts ago, you read all about our Mia's great love, Il Volo !!  I talked of their amazing talent, their gentle hearts, and their kind and loving souls.  This past weekend (Oct.9, 2011), thanks to our dear friends Linda, Annamaria & EMI Vision we had the astonishing gift of being able to attend their concert in Melbourne, FL !!!
At every concert on their North American tour, Ignazio, Gianluca & Piero have dedicated the concert to Mia.  They have shown the most beautiful video of her, their "biggest fan", and the world watches as our girl sings and dances with "her boys".  The video was done about a month before her first surgery, and everytime I see her standing and dancing, it warms my heart.  I know we will get her back to that point one day, and it gives me hope!  After they play the video, Gianluca says, "and, now, Mia, you must be strong and get well."  Piero chimes in with "one day your wings will be strong enough and you will fly to us."  And, Ignazio, with his tender heart always looks so choked up, and begins the Elvis Presley song "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You"...a song they have no way of knowing has always been my favorite Elvis song.  And, so the three of them sing to her.
At the concert this past weekend, it was so nice to hear Ignazio say, "our Mia is here"...and Piero say, "finally your wings are strong enough, you fly to us".  They held her, they kissed her, and they took her heart on an incredible flight !!! Here, I'll let you watch.....

I know.  Simply amazing.

For a brief period, Mia completely forgot her pain.  She forgot her cast.  She forgot all of the ugliness that this whole ordeal has given her.  And, with every ounce of her being....she laughed, she clapped, she sang, and she danced.

You cannot imagine how much I have missed seeing her like this !!!!!

How do you begin to thank Il Volo for the way that they love her? 
How do you begin to show your appreciation for this gift ???
Ignazio, Gianluca & Piero are loved by us for many reasons, but the way they have taken her as their own, worried about her, prayed for her and loved her completely is quite simply, God himself.
These boys are Mia's heroes.  Particularly, her Ignazio.  I do not know if even they realize how, they give her hope.  She draws strength from their love, and they do something for her that I, Daddy and others couldn't at the time....through all of her pain, they made her smile.  I watch her as she watches them, and I am amazed.  Such, a tremendous love from such a little heart. 

Both Daddy and I are so grateful to Il their their managers...their production their fans, and, everyone associated with them !!! They immediately opened their arms, and welcomed us to their family !!!
We will carry you all in our hearts !! <3 <3 <3

A few pictures for you, so that you can share this moment with our Mia.

left:  Mia & Mommy before the concert.    right:  Daddy & Mia after.

From left to right on the TEAM MIA pics....Gianluca, Ignazio, Piero, and of course, our girl !!

Grazie, mille tesori !!!
                                                                   Amiamo così tanto!

With a Mommy's once again, humbled and grateful heart,


  1. Well, it took all of the pictures out of their 'arrangement', but I think you get the idea !!! ;)

  2. This is just such a testament to the power of LOVE! Yeah..OK..God had a hand in it all..but just the LOVE of all these people involved in making a little girl's dream come true..and making her pain go away..if just for a short AMAZING to me. Thank you for ALL the IL VOLO fans throughout the world for making Mia's dreams come true!<3

  3. Watched your video of little Mia. It is so great what this group has done for your daughter, but more important what it has done for so many. I am sure a number of people are now wondering why little Mia is in a cast. What a great moment to show other parents these amazing children.

  4. Anonymous: thank you so much for your comment !! A lot of people DO ask about why she is in a cast, and we welcome every opportunity to share with them what hip dysplasia is...why it is so important to be caught early...the true struggles behind it and to try to begin to heighten the awareness. Each prayer we receive, be it from here, or from her facebook page, we receive on behalf of her and ALL who suffer from hip dysplasia! Every prayer is their prayer, every kiss is their kiss...every bit of support, we welcome them and love to share! There is still much work to be done...too little is still known about dysplasia. Please join us in our prayers for Mia and everyone everywhere, particularly the children who suffer so much !!! ;) God bless you, and thank you for being a miracle for our Mia !! ;)

  5. Dear Mia, You bring so much joy and hope to everyone that has seen your videos and photos and read your story! I found out about you because I, too, love (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!) Il Volo, and have a very special place in my heart for Ignazio. I keep you in my prayers and will be watching for updates on you. Thank you for this lovely site and for sharing your story with the rest of us. It gives us more courage to endure our own problems. You have won the hearts of SO many! Yes, Ignazio is right -- you ARE a "Princess"!!! Thank you, and GOD BLESS YOU and your wonderful parents!!!!

  6. Every time I watch IL VOLO singing "Can't Help Falling in Love with You" to Mia, I notice how present, gentle, and loving they are with her. It is a blessing to see these beautiful teens open their wide hearts to your gorgeous, dear little Mia.

    I pray for Mia's continued improvement and well-being, and I offer my wishes for all the miracles you desire. I myself was just healed from Normal Tension Glaucoma and know truly that anything is possible.

    Gentle hugs and much gratitude for sharing your journey,
    --Jeanine DuBois, Compassion's Doorway


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