Friday, January 28, 2011

Joshua's Journeys #49- Kennedy's Birthday

I just read a very well written account from one of the greatest CHARGE moms I know recalling the birth of her daughter, Kennedy. I'm sure many stories of the births of our CHARGE kids are similar, but she hit the nail on the head for many of those first emotions. Both Josh and Joey were taken away from us at birth. We did hear Joey cry and Dad was able to touch him briefly. All I saw from the table I was strapped down on was Josh surrounded by doctors and nurses and then a quick glance of him as he was whisked quickly away. Lisa says the words "cautiously optimistic" which is where I basically lost it in her post... as early as 19 weeks when I had my cerclage and was put on bed rest I was told those words and hated hearing them, however true they may have been. Anyways, I really wanted to share this beautiful account that Lisa shared on her blog. Yesterday was Kennedy's 13th birthday! She is one of the most amazing, happy, and energetic girls I know (pardon me, young lady!). Thank you again Lisa for sharing your story and allowing me to cry, laugh, and recall the day Josh and Joey were ushered into this world as well. Happy 13th Birthday Kennedy!

I miss you Joshua...

Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

3 comments:

Crystal M. said...

The Weirs are an amazing family and I hope to be as great as Lisa!! Kennedy was the 1st CHARGEr I found googleing CHARGE Syndrome and when I looked are her I saw Eva and they gave me hope for my daughter.

Lisa W. said...

Aw...thanks Sandy - you are too sweet (you too Crystal!). I wish I could find more time to get around to read the blogs more regularly...can't wait until this Master's degree is done!

Love ya Ladies...

Christy said...

Thanks to all families for sharing your experiences. It makes me think about what Josh would be like at 13, which makes me smile and cry at the same time! We miss Josh, but hold the memories of him so closely.