4 years ago, I welcomed Christmas with a new baby. David was just a month old then and I was a new mom. I was clueless and filled with anxiety. I wasn’t sleeping and I was overwhelmed.
4 years later, here I am again, with a new baby — still clueless and still riddled with anxiety. I’m sleeping better now but there are times when I still feel overwhelmed.
Christmas came early when Noah was born last September. Noah is a blessing to us but his extra chromosome brought with it great gifts — the family and friends who rallied around us and gladly welcomed our newborn with unconditional love and acceptance. Noah brought all of our loved ones together to support our family at a time when our world seemed like it was spinning out of control. Because of this little boy, Dan and I found a new community through the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines and we found families who are on our same path. We are blessed because of our new baby but we are loved because of our two little boys.
We hope that this Christmas, we are able to show how much we appreciate those who’ve lent us their hearts when ours was breaking; who sent us kind and hopeful words via SMS, FB messages and emails; who visited our home to see Noah and welcomed him with so much love; who prayed with me and Dan when our faith was faltering; and to you my dear readers who have left inspiring comments that have boosted my family’s spirits and filled our hearts with much needed encouragement.
To the people who made our 2012 extra special, may the blessings of Christmas remain with you all throughout your days and may you continue to be blessings to more people.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Dan, David, Noah and Neva