Dancing in the Rain
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A Trisomy 18 Journey

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. -- Vivian Greene

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Eighteen Months

I have so many wonderful memories of Julia from May of last year.  It was a really good month for us! We had lots of visitors -- grandparents, great-grandmother, great-aunt, friends of mine from college -- and I even went away for 2 days to attend the wedding of a dear friend.  Julia was a trooper!  She was also busy smiling away and playing and interacting.  These are some of the days I hold closest to my heart.  These days made all of the harder ones so very worth it.

Julia, you would be 18 months old today.  Every time I see a child around that age I am caught off guard. Not because you would look like them or be doing the same things if you were here, but because I imagine you that way now.  Eighteen months is a favorite age of mine for our other kids, and I am very sad to miss out on that stage of your life. I take comfort, though, in knowing that you are well and in knowing that you are no longer held back by your extra 18th chromosome.  We are celebrating your life, dear one, on May 30, just as we did one year ago. We love you very much!


Jodie said...

I woke up today with thoughts of Julia and that beautiful smile. We will celebrate today.

helenasc said...

Thinking of you. I had lunch with Nicole yesterday and she sends her love.

JSH said...

Miss you guys and you are in our thoughts. Love, Jenny, Scott and Lyndle

BR said...

I'm so thankful to have ben apart of last May with sweetie Julia! These photos are SO dear to me!
Love you all!

Elizabeth said...

she was such a little joy!! precisely why I would have carried my sweet Ryan to term and beyond.

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