Wednesday, March 26, 2014

One year

Holy smokes, where does time go?  On Sunday, this guy turns one year old:





When he was diagnosed with Down syndrome halfway through my pregnancy, I felt fear, discouragement, and mostly more fear.  The "what ifs" kept me up at night.

When he was born, I was excited to meet him.  I instantly fell in love with our new little boy.

A few days ago, someone asked me what it was like to raise a child with a disability.  I thought for a moment and realized, I have no idea.  Cade's just a baby.  I've been able to raise him the same as my other babies.  So far, Down syndrome means nothing except more doctor appointments.  He's funny, and adorable, and charming.  He cries when he's unhappy, he laughs when he's tickled, and his face lights up when he sees his brother or sister. 

Later this week, we'll celebrate this big boy's first birthday.  But for now, I'm going to enjoy his babyhood just a bit longer.

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