Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March 2: Annelies is 3 Months Old!

Annelies is 3 months old today. 1/4 of a year. It feels like yesterday- the day she was born. It also feels like I have lived a lifetime. So many emotions and changes, so many adjustments and so many things that turned out so much better, so much more hopeful, than I dared hope on the day she was born. Yes, I still have difficult moments. But I have so much hope and also -recently- confidence for her future. I remember thinking that first day (among so many other morbid, sarcastic thoughts that raced through my head) "Well, we won't have to save for College for this one..." Yet, on our last visit to the Pediatrician she told me about one of her patients, 20 years old who has ds, who goes to College. Guess it is time to open that 529! (For once, procrastination paid off for Marco, since I still have not yet opened his 529. With the Dow below 7K, it is a good time to get into the market!)

1 comment:

  1. Happy 3-months Annelies!
    I am happy to read of your feelings of hope and confidence in your little angel!
    If I can assist, it would be to say that whenever I felt overwhelmed by the diagnosis, I remembered to turn to Malakai and to let him show me. He knows what he needs, what he can do and what is right for him - so does Annelies. Let her show you and you'll always be ok.