I remember it like it was yesterday, as soon as they pulled him out (B was my 3rd c-section) they quickly lifted him up for me to see him cry and then whisked him away. Mike was to report back to me asap to tell me if Bennett had all 10 fingers and 10 toes and to tell me what he looked like. We knew he had Down syndrome but quite honestly I just didn't know. Would he look like his sisters? Would he look different? But when they finally brought him over to me all snug in his blanket and I saw his face, all I saw was Bennett Patrick...
Oh my goodness was he perfect.
These last 3 years have no doubt been the hardest but not all because of Bennett. They've also been the most life changing in a good way. We've learned so much from Bennett. I'm telling you, he's made me dig down deep into my heart and helped me realize so many things I never thought of before.
If I were to describe him in one word it would be LOVE. Hands down. His smile, his hugs to random strangers, his "Hi!!!" to the check out people, his way of holding his arms out to people to ask them to hold him and then how he puts his head on their shoulder and sucks his thumb-it's just unconditional love.
We have been so blessed by this boy. We are so, so thankful that he is our son and that God chose us to be his parents.
Everything happens for a reason.
Happy Birthday sweet boy. Today you are 3!!! We love you so very much and can't wait to celebrate many, many more birthdays with you!