Any time I am out and about with Kayli, she opens hearts and frees spirits around her. The conversation usually starts with "what is wrong with her?" or "poor baby" and "how can you be so joyful and happy when you talk about everything that has happened to her and your boys?" My answer is simple.... "I am Blessed". To help others understand just how Blessed I am with the life He has given me, I have written some comparisons of my Children with some other of God's creations.
If you open your heart, our spirit, and your mind, I'm sure you will see just how Blessed we all can be!
Our children are much like ladybugs. Ladybugs are found in all climates and come to us in all seasons of our lives. Their life cycle is apprx 4 weeks, which ties the ladybug to the energies of renewal and regeneration. The shorter life cycle teaches us how to release worries and enjoy our lives to the fullest in each moment. We do not love the ladybug any less because of the shorter life cycle, but we cherish the "let go and let God" peace about them. A ladybug, with it's bold and distinguishing features, brings joy to us, as much as it has a protecting nature, and eats parasites in our gardens. It is amazing that our children, as well as ladybugs, are harmless, delicate, and fearless...regardless of their size. Ladybugs are messengers of promise as they reconnect us with joy of living and loving life as it is meant to be. When a ladybug appears, it is telling us to get out of our own way, and allow the wonderful Spirit to enter our lives. Thank you for opening your wings, lil ones...and for helping us see what a "short life cycle" can hold.
A life affected with Trisomy is much like finding a pearl. A pearl is made spontaneously by nature, without human intervention. An oyster is protecting the mollusk from an intruder or irritant, by creating a pearl sac to seal off from damage or harm. God has chosen us to be the oyster for our pearls. Our children, no matter the the threats or damage brought until them, are made into perfection by the harm and damages they encounter. The pain and injuries caused by the irritant is overlooked and adapted into perfect, beautiful, glorious work to behold as rare and Devine. We have much to learn from the pearls of our life!
The day babies with Trisomy are born, they truly are Diamonds, in the rough. Diamonds are found deep beneath the earth's soil, covered with earth's nature elements. Before diamonds are at their best state, they must be dug from their lowest point in their life, and polished, or treated (if you will) in order to shine as the jewel they are! Once in our loving arms, treated in such caring ways... babies with a Trisomy syndrome become the diamonds that will forever be; our best friend...our diamond. ♥ Trisomy Families are Forever proud to show off our Diamonds! ♥