Thursday, January 22, 2009

Another Point of View

After reading Lisa's post at Finnian's Journey, I wanted to share a story.

Mini Me celebrated her 8th birthday just days before Goldie was born. We've talked about how babies are made and she had a basic understanding of genes. Like she has my brown eyes and her sister has her dad's blue eyes. I was sorting throught a pile of dirty dishes while she sat across from me at the bar. She asked me if her children would have Down syndrome. I immediately began to reassure her. "No honey, they probably won't. Goldie's Down syndrome is not hereditary. It just happens some times. Only 1 in 800 babies has it."



Her reply: "Well, I can always adopt a baby with Down syndrome, right?"



At that moment I felt like she was raising me.






I just have to add, my SIL took this picture. It is such a fluke. Goldie was 8 wks old and wasn't able to maintain eye contact or focus on anything. (She has nystagmus) So, this is the only picture from that time where she is actually looking at the camera.

7 comments:

My name is Sarah said...

This is Joyce. What a wonderful story and a BEAUTIFUL picture. Sarah and I love the darling purple outfit.

Jennifer said...

How sweet! Sometimes kids are too smart...

mi2boys said...

That was the sweetest story and adorable picture!!

Beverly said...

Wow, Mini me is one smart girl and going to be a great Mom! I love this story!

SunflowerMom said...

Wonderful story! And an adorable photo!

Can I tell you again how glad I am that you are blogging?

Lisa said...

I have tears in my eyes. Our kids sure lift us up sometimes, don't they?

Lovin Mama said...

Yes, you can tell me over and over how glad you are that I'm blogging ;)