We were able to breathe a sigh of relief after that visit. We finally knew. We came home and made the appropriate phone calls. Most were positive reactions. "Oh, he's just perfect;" "He has such special parents;" "He's going to bring you so much joy."
There was one reaction that I thought I was ready for. I wasn't. "Why?"
Why?! Why!!? I didn't know why. The only answer I could muster was, "Well, it's just a God thing." I remember pondering that question and crying. I really didn't know why. All I knew was that he was perfect. He was my son. He was a gift from God. Why did I have to know why he was different? It didn't really matter anyway.
Our normal is different than yours. If you had asked us when we got married where we thought we'd be in four years, we probably wouldn't have told you, "Micah will be in Afghanistan working for the military as a civilian contractor while Amber stays in Longview taking care of our son with Designer genes." It's been a wild four years. Join me as I write about our experiences - past, present and future.