We got to spend the afternoon celebrating Arthur's 8th Birthday. Arthur is my sisters nephew [her husbands, brothers little boy] and a very sweet, delightful little boy.
One very interesting thing that always makes me stop and wonder when I look into his georgous brown eyes and watch the smile widen across his angelic face is that if the amnio his Mother had when he was in utero indicated that he had an extra chromosome on his 21st pair, she would have terminated [so she announced after the test results were back and she revealed that that was not the case, but that she was carrying a perfect, healthy little boy, but if he had Down syndrome, they would have terminated]
As destiny would have it, Arthur made it into our world....wanted and loved. Cerebral Palsy is his disability......something that no prenatal test could determine, or allow his life to be considered not wanted. Arthur is here and we love him so very much!
As the years moved forward, his Mother did share with me that she is completely humbled by her 'announcement' years before.....that she loves her son so dearly and that she would have loved him with extra chromosomes or not....she loves him and that as she watches Emma Sage, she can not believe that her thoughts at the time would have allowed her to make a choice to terminate if the tests revealed a different diagnosis.
So I share with you a very special Birthday Celebration..........
The Birthday Boy!!!
Emma Sage and Arthur
Guess who is eight?!?
Waiting for the clown to arrive.
Look at these fun beads.......Mardi Gras!
Picking out a stamp with my cousin Fiona.....what fun!
Arthur getting a dolfin face stamp.
Emma Sage loved the whole process of getting the stamps ready for face painting....
My Sweet Sunshine......oh how I love you sweet little girl.
Riding on Uncle Ed's shoulders
This clown was absolutely wonderful.....he actually put his make-up on in front of the children, so that they would not be afraid of him......Emma Sage just loved the whole show.
My beautiful Sister Patti Ann [Trixi] and her littlest guy, Gabriel.
Then end of our day.....what a beautiful sunset.