Saturday, January 24, 2009

We are Blessed

We are blessed! How well I know that. We have Sawyer who is smart, happy, healthy. We have Riley who will be healthy, beautiful. Not everyone is as blessed as we are and I am so thankful. I ran into one of the ultrasound techs from the doctor's office at work yesterday. She was there the day I found out about Riley's cleft and comforted me. I know that's what any person would do, but not everyone lost their own child several months back as she did. Her son was born with a heart condition and died after a very hard battle. She told me that she had been thinking about me and praying for me. I told her that I appreciated it and that I'm okay--that I am just so thankful that Riley is healthy and that I know her cleft can be fixed. Then she says, "I know. I think to myself 'if only Matthew had had a cleft, he would still be here.' It's so fixable." Wow. I can only imagine what she has gone through. She lost her son. I will have my Riley. I am blessed! I do not, and will not, feel sorry for myself or for my baby. We are blessed!