Woman #1, "Do you know the gender?"
Woman #2, "No, but it doesn't matter...as long as the baby is healthy."
Woman #1, "Yes, as long as the baby is healthy."
I'm going to be honest, it really was by the grace of God that I didn't turn around and speak my mind. I wanted to scream, "So what! What if your baby isn't born "healthy"? You are still going to love that child! It is still your child!" Apparently I had enough rational thinking to bite my tongue and not interject myself into their private conversation.
Since that day, that phrase that we so commonly hear pregnant woman and many others say when talking about an unborn baby, I can't get it out of my mind. I am 100% guilty of saying it myself. I did with all 3 pregnancies. I'm not saying I would ever wish the things Hailey has endured or will endure on anyone else's child. There is just so much more!
We always say "as long as they're healthy"...almost as if we are making a sacrifice by not having a preference on the gender. We love Hailey as much as we do her brothers. Medically speaking she may not have been born "healthy" but in our eyes, she is perfect! She completes our family!
This is what "unhealthy" looks like....
|I was so excited by this one...she actually stopped herself from falling forward!|
|I'm really tired, Mom! (I wish I was this flexible!)|
|Mom, you haven't told me how to get out of this position.|
(I apologize for the rambling this morning...not much sleep last night! For some reason, I cannot get my feelings into words on the blog!) Happy Sunday!