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

Monday, August 13, 2012

Trisomy Family

While in Alabama, we were so lucky to get to meet two superstar girls who just happen to have Trisomy 18. Emaleerose (pictured with Sydney in the top photos) celebrated her FIFTH birthday this week and Miss Chloe (pictured with Sydney and Isaac) celebrated her THIRD birthday this week!!!!!!!! I have wanted to meet these girls since I first heard about them.  Both live within a half hour of the town where I grew up in Alabama.  I contacted their moms months ago to let them know I would be visiting and wanted so much to meet them.  Seeing these girls was so inspiring to me. It helped me think of Julia and what she would be like, and it was heartwarming. Both girls were very sweet and smiley and obviously so very loved. They each have adoring siblings and I met some of them, too. I had an instant connection with moms Beth and Sara. We talked and visited like we were old friends.  I know that is because we are more than that. We are members of a small community, bonded by our love for these special children. 
Sydney and Isaac were very curious to meet these sweet girls, too, and they were just drawn to them. I know they felt a special connection, too, knowing that these girls are so like Julia. It was a special privilege for all of us. Happy birthday, Emaleerose and Chloe! You are both amazing!


Jodie said...

It was so wonderful to meet these sweet girls and their families! Happy birthday Chloe and Emmaleerose!

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful and special memory!! So happy you were all able to meet!


Jill and G

Anonymous said...

A touching post! Thanks for sharing.
gma Linda

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