No doubt my circle just got a bit bigger and that much better.
It’s been a while since I could say that the every so often yet fleeting feeling of loneliness was gone. For three hours on a Friday afternoon it was far away, bye bye, gone. Three hours, three perfect little boys rockin’ an extra chromosome, and three very happy mommies. The type of loneliness I am speaking of is the… (I wish Grady had someone his age with Down Syndrome that I could meet up with or I wish I could spend some time with another mom at the same stage in this journey type stuff) There is something to be said about these three boys together, maybe you’ll be able to feel it through the pictures I took. Having them together in the same room made my day and it was oh so comfortable and full of Love. You could say I was in my Glory.
I touched each of their faces during the time I was there, took a long look into each of their eyes and no doubt felt an overwhelming feeling of God’s presence. The warmy tormy Good Stuff God gifts us with …that if we get the chance and just open our eyes and take a deep breath we can soak it up. I call it a Gift because before Grady I didn’t always see things as I do now, I didn’t always see the way God wanted me too. I was stuck looking at life through a keyhole. I pray like crazy that God continues to open others eyes to the Beauty of a little extra. I pray that Grady, Carter and Jack and other children that break the chromosomal mold are the Key to be able to open the door to acceptance wide open.
I am crazy about these boys, these pictures and my friends..Kristen and Korey (& Whitney)
(*pictures are a grainy due to low light, I did my best to edit them up )
We chatted, we took a million pictures, we played, ate and snuggled. We talked about reflux, therapy and accomplishments but for the most part we were in awe of how cute they were together. My cousin Sarah came along too, I loved being able to share this experience with her.
Kristin (Carter’s mom) and sister Whitney have been online friends of mine for a while now, we read eachother’s blog, encourage and support. So when I knew I would be close to them in NC while visiting family, Grady’s first playdate just had to happen. Carter is almost 8.5 months is sooo strong, vocal and social… he is too cute for words and just rocks! I adore Kristin and can’t wait to meet up again, I can only hope Carter, Kristin and Whitney will take a trip to NY someday 🙂
It was no suprise that my heart melted to see our boys together for the first time. Carter gave Grady a big kiss!
And an extra treat to our playdate is that Korey and Jack joined us too. Korey lives close to Kristen and Carter (They are lucky to have each-other). Korey’s blog is called ” The Jack Pot” …Love it! Because their is no doubt she and her hubby won it when they got Jack. He is just as cute as they come and so very strong at 7.5 months! He showed Grady lots of skills 🙂 I adore Jack and I hope I can love on him again soon. Thank you so much Korey for coming!!
The second we put them on the couch together, they held hands!!!!! please can this be any cuter?
As our playdate came to an end all the boys were tuckered out, this is where the magic happened and my favorite part of the play date. They all fell asleep in our arms so we put them down together near a window (for good lighting).
It was there the sun danced on their faces, their tiny bodies lay still and peaceful and the warmth of their bodies could be felt radiating onto the other. Our children and gifts from God together napping in a moment of complete bliss.
My eyes were flooded with tears and my heart could have just burst.