In Her Chair

One very special community trip I made with Solomon (director of the special needs clinic) and a few others happened back in August before I got sick. I don’t want to miss sharing these photos with you and holding the memories for our family here on the blog. These visits are one of my absolute favorite things I get to do here. Spending time with families, and especially praying with and supporting the mamas, is what God has prepared my heart for. On this particular visit, we traveled to the home of little U to deliver her new wheelchair. Just look at this beautiful girl, finally sitting in her long-awaited chair!

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Sharing Sam’s Story

Today I’m sharing the story of Sam’s birth and how his diagnosis has influenced our work in Kenya on CedarsStory.com. Cedar’s Story is a beautiful resource for parents and friends to find support and ideas while navigating the world of Down syndrome. I’d love for you to read the post! Simply click here. What an honor it is to share our journey!


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You Are Worthy, Sweet Boy

When our Samuel was ten months old, a professional acquaintance told me the story of her own scare with Down syndrome during her second pregnancy. I sat next to her at the little kindergarten-size table while our kids played at the library. Sam laid quietly on a blanket near our feet, gumming a stuffed giraffe. “We did the amnio because I just had to know. My husband and I couldn’t have handled a child with Down syndrome. Thank God the test was negative,” she told me quite matter-of-factly. I was so surprised at her remark, I didn’t know how to respond. I can’t even remember what we talked about after that, but I do remember saying goodbye about ten minutes later, scooping up my little boy, walking out to my Jeep, and crying while holding him to my chest.

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More Than “Under the Weather”

Oh friends, where do I even begin? The post I quickly popped up a week and a half ago sharing that I wasn’t feeling well seems so long ago. As it turns out, I was a bit more than simply ‘under the weather.’

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