Will others accept Mason?
Will others only see his down syndrome , not his personality?
Will others think he is not as beautiful as normal babies?
Will they celebrate his birth?”
Will people feel uncomfortable around him?
Will people only feel sorry for us, and not share in our joy?
Will others avoid us?
I worry about how the world will accept Mason. But even more I worry about keeping him safe and praying he is born as healthy as possible.
Then I start to worry about the medical side of things...
Will Mason live?
Will the hygroma shrink or will he need surgery for that also?
How soon would he need heart surgery?
Is he strong enough for all the surgeries?
How long will he be in the NICU?
Our life is so full of un answered questions... but God will answer them one by one.
I wanted to share something....
The week we found out about Mason' condition, we went to church that Sunday. In our church bulletin was the January Focus on the Family insert. The front tittle was "Trusting in God's Faithfullness" (oh how God speaks to us). On the very back of the pamplet was this saying....
"Whenever God creates a person, He creates a new soul, a new person who never existed before. Babies do not live in heaven waiting to be born here on earth. The Bible teaches that God forms each one of us inside our mother's womb. Every baby-- even on that is not yet born -- is one of God's precious creations"
This piece of paper is now posted on our refrigerator....to remind us daily....that Mason is here for a reason.
*** Since we got so many praying for Mason, I wanted to ask for an extra prayer... I have another young mother who I have been writing back and forth to. She and her husband just found out that they are expecting a little girl with down syndrome also. She is due a week before Mason. So I ask for an extra prayer for Jessica and her family....thank you*****