Saturday, November 5, 2011

Breaking the news

May 22, 2011:  We had known for four days.  It was time to share our news.

Its funny the preconceived notions we have of how others will react to information.  For us, the shock came in the form of two family members.  With one, we expected a less-than-stellar reaction and received the complete opposite.  With the other, we expected understanding and support.  Instead, we were told that the baby would be a burden, and would make life very difficult for our older boys.  We were told that we couldn't just keep waking up every day, telling ourselves everything would be ok.

Our internal question: Why the hell not????

We decided not to let other people's ignorance alter our perspective and, we didn't.  We never will.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you!! Sadly, not everyone will be touched by the magic of a 21st chromosome! How blessed are we?!!! Josiah is not only lucky to have you & Carl...he is also lucky to have the best big brothers ever!! The memories are just beginning : )