Filed Under (Year One (Daniel)) by Kel on 03-03-2009

Things I didn’t know this time last year:

Even the most uncomplicated pregnancies end in tragedy. Stillbirth is not something that only happens early and to very sick babies or mothers…it can happen to anyone. Even the least deserving people on the face of the planet.

Nat is the strongest person I know. I had an idea…but not really.

What CMV is, and that something so devastating can happen without anyone having a clue.

The NICU sucks – and is so amazing. NICU nurses are true angels, and the miracles that happen every single day are incredible.

There are thousands upon thousands of deaf children, and that hearing loss isn’t just something seniors have to deal with. I had no idea kids wore hearing aids, had progressive losses – really, I knew nothing about hearing loss other than it existed.

What a speech banana is.

What a cochlear implant is.

There is so much love on the Internet, and so many incredible people that rise up when the need is there. Again, I had an idea…but not really.

Having a special needs child is not the end of the world. In fact, there are some pretty amazing things about it, no matter how much it can suck sometimes.

     

 

Comments

Drew's Mom on 3 March, 2009 at 8:35 pm #

I couldn’t agree with your last two sentances more.


Karen on 3 March, 2009 at 10:05 pm #

One year ago,a flicker of life, a spark that shone so bright. A tiny heartbeat wrapped in love, you came to us in the night.
You brought with you a different road, one travelled by only a few. But you showed us strength and courage, and we are so proud of you.
You are a child of wonder, and amazement.
Of peace and perserverance and great love.
I love you to the moon and back, and all the stars above.
Happy Birthday Danny,
Love forever, gramma K

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars , you have a right to be here.!


Heather on 5 March, 2009 at 1:07 am #

Amazing what you can learn in just a year!


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