Much is learned when life is shared, so this blog is my corner of the internet dedicated to helping others understand special needs, adoption, and living intentionally through the lens of my family.
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I’ve noticed lately that when I try to type “we live in Illinois,” or “we live just north of Springfield,” the auto-correct feature jumps in to help. More often than not, when I re-read my bio, I notice that the word “live” is auto-corrected to the word “love.” Typos frustrate me, so at first, I hurriedly fixed the mistake and moved on. One day though, as I re-read my post, I realized the potential truth behind this correction...
What matters is where I am showing LOVE to those around me.
The diagnosis was given during our time at the International Adoption Clinic at St. Louis Children's Hospital. I wasn't expecting a diagnosis at all. We had just come to believe that E has some mixed up insides that were a result of some birth defects. I hardly had time for my breath to be caught in my throat, as the doctor nonchalantly mentioned having arrived at a conclusion for a medical label. E's Diagnosis: VACTERL Association.