Wednesday, October 01, 2008
This child's smile says it all........she just radiates love.
I took this yesterday afternoon, and yes, that kitten has clothes on.....they did a video clip of 'The Weather Cat' [which I will post about soon, as I just returned home from the hospital and don't have the time to do so tonight]
Today at the hospital, she greeted everyone with this smile and a big 'Hello'.......this child is truly a 'Good Will Ambassador' as she has to make a connection with everyone she meets.
The nurses in pre-op adored her....she was drawing them pictures, telling them stories, and had everyone coming to visit her.
I put on a gown and was able to escort her into the Operating Room......I actually had to carry her in, to make it easier for the switch from the pre-op bed to the OR bed. At this point, she became a bit scared, but even in her trembling voice, she had to say 'Hello' to the OR staff she had not met yet......she gave me the sweetest hug and kiss as we placed the mask on her face. Watching your child go under is a very scary thing......a pure leap of Faith.
I held my tears and fears back till I was well out of the room [and she was already deep in sleep].....and we waited.
The surgery went well, and her recovery has been slow and steady and when I left her this evening [Daddy is with her for the night] she was really improving, so tonight I may get some sleep [as last night I tossed and turned all night long]
Thank you all for your well wishes.....It means the world to us.
and my thought tonight about Down syndrome is this.......I consider the facet of Down syndrome in my life, to be one of the great blessings.....and watching Emma Sage, I realize that Down syndrome is just a small facet of who she is, but it is a facet that brings unique aspects to her being....and incredible insight to mine.
This child radiates pure joy and love......even when she was in pain, she would pause and 'Thank' those that were assisting her. She teaches me everyday.....like today, that even when we are uncomfortable, or scared, we move forward with Grace and acknowledge those around us.
She has taught me that being human, is an amazing thing.