I am amazed that I actually posted the whole month of October for Down syndrome awareness month. It has been a wonderful experience for me to go back to the time of Polly’s birth, to look at what I wrote then and fill in the blanks, to share with others. Thanks to those of you who read my words and commented here and there.
We’ve come a long way. I’m hardly ever sad that Polly has Down syndrome these days. It does happen sometimes, but the feelings are fleeting. I learn so much about life and myself and God from Polly.
And now I suppose we are ready for a new story.
Sergei and I have committed to pursue the adoption of a little girl from Eastern Europe who has Down syndrome.
I can’t really explain how we got here. We have talked about adoption and after my time of grieving Polly’s diagnosis our conversations about adoption included the words Down syndrome.
Then I saw this little one’s face and I knew that once again our lives were going to change. And although it will be a difficult and tedious process and at times I will wonder why in the world we would commit to something like this it all will pale in comparison to what God has for our family as we step out in faith.
This is Veronika and she is six months younger than Polly. God willing, if we get her we would like to change her name to Evangeline. We found her through an on-line ministry called Reece’s Rainbow.
Pocket Lint readers may have to make room in their lives for a little more lint, as do we.