I'm not sure I'll ever forget the Facebook message I got from a friend that contained a link to this blog. I sometimes hate to admit what a dark place I was in for the weeks after Micah left when Ben was born. (Okay, I've never actually admitted it at all). There were days I don't even remember participating in. Days that I felt like I couldn't breathe. Days that, without that precious baby to hold on to, I wouldn't have gotten out of bed. PPD? Maybe. But, it was probably more grief than anything else. People that have received heartbreaking, life changing news about their child know what I mean. You grieve. You have to.
That's why when women like this and moms like this string their words together so eloquently, you sit there balling your eyes out. By the time you finish reading, you feel like jumping up and down screaming, "Mother of Mary - how did you know that?!"
There's an unspoken bond between moms. But, there's an even more unspeakably amazing bond between moms who God has chosen to bless with kids that are different than yours.
Ben has a meeting with Early Steps tomorrow afternoon. Part of me is nervous to enter this phase of his life while the other part of me can't wait to discover more of his secrets.
Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month!