A Down syndrome birth: When I wondered about Ellie’s diagnosis

Oooh, I believe, fate smiled
And destiny laughed as you came to my cradle

Know this child will be able
Laughed as my body she lifted
Know this child will be gifted
With love, with patience, and with faith
She’ll make her way…

Natalie Merchant, “Wonder”.

I will never forget the day this song played in my kitchen.

It had only been a week or so since my daughter Ellie was born, when I really heard this song for the first time with new ears. I almost fell to my knees listening to the lyrics. I truly believed that I was meant to hear that song, at that very moment.
 Today, as I was brushing Ellie’s hair into two little pig tails, I couldn’t help but think back to a little over 6 years ago. I was pregnant with Luke and it was when Jesse and I both had the dreams.
The dreams about the little girl who was ours, with almond eyes and an extra chromosome. I will never forget those two pig tails and sweet smile.

I can’t believe that, because of these dreams, we made the decision to be done having children- as if to not “risk it”. I had no idea of the little soul that was waiting up there for us. Waiting for that right moment to come down and be ours, to rock our world.

I am a true believer in serendipity, fate, and destiny.
How could I not be? It was not a coincidence that Jesse and I both had dreams about Ellie. I look at the past two years, and the journey our life has taken.
  I think about the people I am meeting along the way, and it doesn’t feel like just any other ordinary connection. I look at my existing relationships and how they are deepening to a whole new level. There’s something more to it, something extraordinary that is hard to put into words.
Today as I looked at my daughter; a sassy, opinionated, smart, beautiful
2 year old little girl, I realize she is exactly who she is meant to be. She completes our party of five and I wouldn’t have it any other way.


I wouldn’t change her for the entire world.
And I’m confident that she’ll make her way.

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