Wednesday, January 04, 2006

My dear son, my sweet boy,Is this truly how it's going to be? I simply can't believe it. Is your heart truly defective? Are your femurs truly short? Does this truly add up to Down's syndrome? Eight and a half months into your gestation and only now is something gone awry in what was called a "textbook perfect" pregnancy, only now trouble is detected? Perhaps I'm in denial. Perhaps we're being tested. I cannot say. I'm so afraid, and yet I cannot believe my worst fears will come to pass. It just doesn't make sense. How could this be happening? Your mother is so healthy, she's been taking such good care of herself, her blood tests were better than average. My little boy, that this disadvantage should be yours...If I could bear this burden for you, know that I would, gladly. Please surprise us.I love and pray for you,Your father

From a Blog I found courtesy of Rebecca at Always Chaos, to read more go to My Son Nicholas This posting is from February 2005 when Nicholas's mom and dad had just found out the possibility that they're unborn son had Down syndrome.

I've still got lots more to read, but this post really tugged at my heart