Uncertainty, Followed by Anticipation, Ending in Love

Kristin Taylor wrote me this sweet letter about her precious Luke.  (Visit her blog here.)
HI Bristol -

I am pleased to introduce you to my son Luke, who recently turned 10 months old.  My husband and I learned prenatally that Luke would be born with both Down syndrome and a heart defect known as Atrioventricular Canal Defect (AV Canal).  Our world was rocked for a few weeks but as we began to accept what would become our reality, the excitement about growing our family returned.  When Luke was born, he was more beautiful that I could have imagined and his personality fills our lives with an indescribable joy every day.  I was worried when I learned of our prenatal diagnosis that I wouldn’t love him as much as I loved his older brother Matthew or maybe that being his Mom wouldn’t as rewarding as I hoped it would be.  I was absolutely wrong!  I love Luke with all my heart and I feel completely fulfilled as his mother.  I am excited to watch my boys learn and grow in the coming years and ultimately, I am excited for the future of our family!


PS – Soon after learning of our diagnosis, a friend shared your mom’s “Letter from God” with my husband and I and it brought us so much comfort during a time of uncertainty in our lives.  Thank you to your family for spreading Down syndrome awareness and much love to you all and especially Trygg!


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