Friday, July 18, 2008
Sisters by chance.....
Lisa, Jan, Me, Nicole and Laura [Emma Sage's furture Mother-in-Law!]
This was taken in Boston at the NDSC annual convention.
These woman are some of my dearest friends.....and we met because of the blessing of Down syndrome in our life, and the incredible paradigm of the Internet.
All of these woman I met online before Emma Sage was even born. Nicole I met when I was 13 weeks pregnant with Emma Sage and we had our first soft marker for T21. I had asked a question on a pregnancy forum at ParentsPlace about 'Nuchual Translucency' and she provided answers and a warm welcome to come visit the Down syndrome parenting board there to meet the other parents and their children.
I lurked and visited often, as I knew in my heart of hearts that the little one I was carrying [our precious Emma Sage] would indeed be born with a little extra. [birth story click here].
I watched as Jan introduced herself and her little boy Nash and when the time came, I was on that board posting the joyful news that our little girl made it safely into our world [born unexpectely at home] and blessed with an extra chromosome. These were the woman [and a bunch more that were not in Boston, but always in my heart] that welcomed our little girl with such joy and warmth!!!
So here we are, Sisters by chance............