Sunday, March 21, 2010

3-21-You Must Read This Comment!

Today is the 21st day of the third month and it's also World Down Syndrome day! In individuals with Down syndrome there are 3 copies of the 21st chromosome- pretty clever, huh? So in honor of our little boy I wanted to share with you a comment I got on my blog about 2 days before Bennett blessed our lives. It's a comment I will never forget and it was in response to my post about the "What Ifs". At that time I had so many questions and worries before he was born.

Jessica said:

What if you fall madly deeply hopelessly in love with your new baby?

What if he is the most amazing human being you will ever know?

What if he makes you a better person?

What if he makes your other children grow to be better people than they would have been without him in their lives?

What if you fall in love with your husband all over again for the way he fathers Bennett?

These are the things that make me say "if I knew then what I know now". I look back on my worries while I was pregnant and wish I hadn't put so much energy into them.

Wow, she was so right.


  1. What if I could get through this day without crying! Not a chance after reading that.
    Beautiful, just like Bennett. Love the picture!

  2. When I first found your blog, I read some of your older posts and found that comment. It brought tears to my eyes then and did again today. Such a sweet, precious testimony to how great God is! =)

  3. funny b/c I remember this comment and thinking how true it is, but sometimes it is hard to explain to someone who just "got the news" how wonderful their lives will be with their new baby. Our babies bring so much joy and love to us and thouse around

  4. I am so blessed to be able to follow your as a family are very strong and you have given that young man the best life he always has such a smile on his face...and for that he will grow up to be a strong young man....may god bless you and your family for sharing your testimony with us and being strong enough to say I will raise this child....he is a blessing and will bless your lives in so many ways....

  5. I remember reading that comment, and thinking what a wonderful person to be able to say it that way! And that picture... oh my word. He is just too cute for words!

  6. Very Beautiful and I remember reading that before. {{HUGS}}

  7. That is really a beautiful comment. I too spent entirely too much time worrying about what was to be.

  8. Wow...beautiful comment, beautiful post, and beautiful baby :)


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