When Jade & I first learned Ollie had a major heart defect and most likely had DS we wrote this blog to share the facts with everyone. That way it came from our mouths and all the facts were true and laid out.
We needed the prayers of strength and support of our family and friends to help us grieve what we thought we lost and to forge forward for the daughter we had.
We received countless prayers & that was amazing & strengthening. God heard our cries. I felt at peace most of the time.
We also received pity.
So what did I do?
I quickly adjusted to the idea of a daughter with DS and poured myself into blogs that had families with someone that had DS. It was my medicine. It was my gold. I built amazing friendships with women I have never met, but trust me one day I will meet them all!
God didn't give us her because we were the perfect accepting family. That we were the perfect parents, because trust me this is the farthest from the truth - special needs used to terrify me! He in fact gave us her because WE NEEDED her. We needed to learn some life lessons.
God broke us down to build our faith up. He has showed us compassion, patience, trust, acceptance, forgiveness (yes we were a bit angry with God), and the undeniable amount of love you hold for your child no matter a chromosome count. My word - God has changed US, by giving us the most beautiful gift, a gorgeous child that society thinks is imperfect, but that is truly perfectly made by him.
Thank you God for pouring out your blessings onto my sweet family & anyone else lucky enough to kiss the cheeks of "imperfection". I now know that nothing in this world is a mistake, it's all a part of God's big plan.
I love my life with my handsome husband & 3 beautifully created kids!