life and times of a family with a little man with designer genes
A Little Something Extra
Monday, October 15, 2007
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to cut and paste the article into my blog, so I'll just include a link to an article/poem/analogy/short story, called "Welcome to Holland." I think just about every parent I've "met" online who has a child with disabilities has referenced this story so I thought I'd share it with you, my friends, who are trying to understand how we feel right now. Speaking of which, I'll try to write more later.
Welcome to our family blog. We have three boys: Nathan (7), Micah (4), and Matthew (3). Nathan is our energetic, sports fanatic first-born. Micah is our charming little guy, who happens to have an extra 21st chromosome (aka Down syndrome) and multiple associated health issues. Matthew is our big-boy-wanna-be. I started this blog the day after we found out that Micah has designer genes (Trisomy 21, aka Down syndrome). We've been through a lot of ups and downs (and a lot of time in the hospital), but God is faithful and continues to show His love toward us.