Sunday, August 16, 2009

a hole in her heart...





















I went to a festival one starry night not too long ago. People were swaying their hips to the rhythm of the bassline as reggae performers mash up the dance. With my baby Niki in hand, for the first time, I can say that I truly enjoyed people watching as I listened to my shutter open and shut. Music to my ears. Among the vast sea of people that night, one couple in particular caught my eye. They, I promise you, were having the most fun at this dance. I admired them so much because having Down's Syndrome did not inhibit them from demonstrating to all what it means to live life to its fullest.

Yesterday, I watched as Baby B smiled, thoroughly enjoying the motion of the baby swing. Although she was too young to run around the playground with her older cousins, she was glowing in this moment and her glow was infectuous. My heart felt warm as I connected with her spirit, feeling the contentment in her heart.

For those who would like to partake, I am asking that you all say a special prayer for Baby B as she takes her tiny 18-month old body and spirit within the walls of a surgery room tomorrow. She was born with Down's Syndrome and has a hole in her heart. Although she was not expected to live at birth, she has survived this long. Tomorrow the surgery aims to repair the hole and give her a chance to continue enjoying life to its fullest.

I could not have been this conscious of Down's Syndrome but for Ann of Incredible Gift. Through this blogging journey, we crossed paths and I have learned quite a bit by taking a moment to just read and reflect on her words. Give Thanks Ann.

October is Down's Syndrome Awareness Month.

One Love.

17 comments:

elk said...

i have added this sweet one to my prayers, please let us know how it goes...the silver image is stunning!

Christina said...

Of course I will pray for the baby. Many, many prayers.
xo

elizabeth said...

sending prayers to baby B

Gayle said...

She is in my prayers. I have a cousin that was born with a hole in his heart, had surgery to repair it, and he is in his 50's now!

robin-bird said...

baby B abd her momma and daddy will be in my thoughts this week. you are a good person se'lah.

xo

Wanda said...

Be well, Baby B...be well.

Tracy said...

More prayers flying to Baby...and her family--may all be well :o)

Connie said...

there is power when people come together with common intent...I will say a prayer for this sweet child.

beth said...

prayers from me to this sweet child of god....lots of them !

margie said...

I had the hole in my heart repaired one year Ago. it should please g*d be as smooth. prayers are with that small baby.

vchelle said...

Isn't it something that the couple at the festival were having the best time ever and they just happened to have Down's Syndrome? Our spirits are the same and I'm so thankful of that!!

Many, many prayers and positive energy for Baby B! I acknowledge divine wisdom in the doctor's hands, mind and soul! I acknowledge the love and gratitude we all share with her parents and family! So, it is done!

Diane said...

oh yes and may her surgery go well so she may continue to grow and live her lovely life to the fullest

lisaschaos said...

Of course, she will be ever present in my thoughts - wishing the best!

Mel said...

I shall light a candle for Baby B...

~peace and healing blessings~

kath said...

Baby B .... sending you strength.

Relyn said...

Oh, I will be praying for Baby B. And her parents and all those who love her. God is good.

My Castle in Spain said...

i send you many thoughts Se'lah...hope it will go well for Baby B...
peace and love
xxx