Am I Crazy….

I knew I would love my babies….even before I knew I was expecting….

I loved the idea of them….

Once they were growing inside me, I loved them more than I can ever express…

Once I held them in my arms, the love I had for them was different than anything I had ever known…

Unless you are a parent, I don’t think you can fully understand it….

Take my Neely for example…
I love every little inch of her sweet little face….
But she has her own unique little features…different in some ways from my other babies….
She has the cutest, tiniest little ears…typical of a child that has Down syndrome…
She has a flat little nose, that is just adorable…typical of a child that has Down syndrome…
She has the sweetest, little upturned eyes…typical of a child that has Down syndrome…
She has a pink little tongue that juts out constantly…typical of a child that has Down syndrome…
And do you know what?
Those features make me love her even more…
But do you know what surprised me?
The amount of love that I feel for other little ones that have those same features.
I mean, I say I love all my friends’ kids.  And I do…I think they are cute, funny and am glad to know them.
But my friends (heck people I haven’t even met) that have little ones with Down syndrome…I love them like I do my own.  I could stare into those little faces for hours, delighting in each little detail that looks just like my Neely….
I can’t explain it…
God keeps bringing to mind those similarities…I can’t stop thinking about it….
Every time I see sweet Seth on Facebook…
And so many more…Brody…Aaron…Wesley…Arlynn…Liam…Walker…Eddie…Coop…Nella…Josie…
I think that God uses their features to build community…is that crazy?  
I see those faces, love those babies and instantly feel like I could be best friends with their mommas…
Those features have brought more people into my life…people that I now consider friends…
Whom I otherwise would have never met….if not for our little ones with similar features….
Thanking God for all those features that make our little ones special…that bring us together…that make the big world seem small….
I wouldn’t trade them for the world….
Until next time,

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