This is Hazel's mommy... I just thought that I would share my thoughts about where we are and what is happening to our little miracle. Yesterday, we had a meeting with the geneticist and had the difficult discussion about our baby having Down Syndrome and what that might mean moving forward. We also discussed what it might mean for us as parents in terms of some of the challenges that we will be faced with as a family. We also discussed future surgeries that she may need on her heart.
I would have thought that I would be filled with sadness and trepidation about how we will all fair in the end. However, sitting at dinner the tears started rolling down my face and I realized, while sitting at the Ronald Mac Donald house, that I am the luckiest person on this earth. I have been absolutely blessed with a perfect child that has needs and challenges to be met and maintained. I have the most supportive husband in the world, who is 100% head-over-heals devoted to giving Hazel all the love and support that 10 kids would need. Not to mention the overwhelming support of our families and friends.
We are the luckiest people to have all of these blessings and I am so proud to have you all in Hazel's life. She will be a better, stronger person for it. I know I can speak for Matt when I say that we have never felt more love, warmth and comfort ever before. We are truly the luckiest people ever!!!
I CANNOT wait to bring this little sweetie home and begin our journey as a family. More importantly we can't wait to have all of you along for the ride as well...I have a feeling little Hazel has got quite a few tricks up her sleeve...she is pretty feisty when she wants to be. Of course this is my favourite quality of hers so far.
Love you all and God Bless.
Do me a favour and find someone you love and give them a hug and kiss and celebrate how lucky you are to have each other...