Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Enjoying the Small Things

Please take a moment to click on and read Kelle Hampton's raw recount of the birth of her second daughter Nella Cordelia, who has Down syndrome.

Her story is very touching. And although different, I can totally relate -- coming to grips with the reality that her life, her daughter's life are anything but perfect. I experience the same heartbreak and fear as we journey into Millie's probable diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. Sometimes the fear is paralyzing and overwhelming. I have no time to take a breath as I watch the overwhelming wave of reality engulf and sting me to my very core.

I have yet to share the details of Millie's story for fear it acknowledges the truth. I'm just not there yet. But Kelle is, and she's very elloquent at doing so. I pray her story touches you as it has me.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Thank you for pointing out Kelle's beautiful story. I've read over Nella's birth story and I love how Kelle shares her raw and honest account of that life changing day. Sometimes what we see as life's darkest hours are the biggest blessings in just takes time to get there and I love how she captured that in her writing.

We've been praying for Millie Bug and will continue to do so. Whatever the outcome we are here for all of you. We love you much more than words can say.