Patrick and Emily

God works in mysterious ways.  Both myself and Kathleen believe that it is no coincidence that we both had babies born with Down Syndrome within two weeks of each other.  It is amazing to both of us that out of an enrollment of nine children in the afternoon preschool class, we were both pregnant at the same time, live in the same neighborhood, and had what I prefer to call “genetically enhanced” children.  About one week into our Children’s Hospital stay, Kathleen and her husband Dan came to visit us with little Emily.  They were at the hospital that day for Emily.  Patrick was born with “plumbing” problem whereas Emily was born with a hole in her heart.  This was the first time I had seen Kathleen since PJ was born.  There were a lot of tears.  Dan used to do wound care and looked at Patrick’s wound and offered to help after we got home.

We have had several play dates with Kathleen and her girls.  Patrick and Emily lie next to each other in the baby gym.  She will roll over and grab onto him and he usually just cries or stares at the fan.  🙂  These two little babies will be in each others lives for years to come.  When I see Patrick and Emily together I feel so blessed to have Emily’s family in our lives.  When you stand back and look at the whole picture, you can truly see the hand of God.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan Chrysler
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 11:30:25

    God’s beautiful little babies!


  2. Kristen
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 11:46:52

    She is so cute! Patrick….is he looking for me in this picture? He needs a snuggle, I know. It is amazing how you have your friend and her beautiful little girl to share this journey with. XOXO


  3. Dorothy
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 16:43:12

    How wonderful you have the support from Kathleen and her husband and now Patrick has a pal.


  4. hope1la
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 23:23:41

    They are beautiful little angels. And I am so glad that the Lord brought you together.


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