One year ago this month, Chris and I learned that our unborn child would have Down Syndrome. We accepted her with that news and all that the diagnosis would bring. We loved her when we saw that she’d have clubbed feet. We loved her when we discovered her kidneys weren’t working. We loved her when they told us her lungs might be too small. We loved her even though we knew we might lose her. And we loved her when we said good bye after six short hours with her.
To honor her, we are taking part in two walks that are very important to us: The Buddy Walk supporting the CT Down Syndrome Congress on September 27 and Footprints on Our Heart Walk supporting Hope After Loss, my local bereavement group for perinatal loss (which has been so very helpful) on October 5th. Please consider donating or joining us in either or both of the walks as a way to support us in the joy that was our daughter and the sorrow we have in her loss.
(we are joining team Jenna’s Journey- headed by five year old Jenna, who has Down Syndrome and who I helped bring into this world!)
Footprints on Our Hearts Walk by Hope After Loss