Monday, March 31, 2008

My Addie Article

I received some questions about "My Addie Article".
I never posted a copy before, so for those of you that never saw it, here it is.
The purpose behind the article was to educate people in our community about Addie.
We were presented with a few very difficult situations and I really think it was because people are a little caught off guard when they see Addie because they don't know her diagnosis and they don't know how to find the right words to ask about her.
I thought there was no better way to tell people about her than to write an article for our local paper.
The response from our community has been phenomenal!
Chris and I have no plans of leaving this area, so we want people to know Addie and to love her for the beautiful baby she is and the beautiful adult she will be.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello,
My name is Nikki Conjurske. You do not know me, but I am a Mama of 3, and wife to a wonderful man.
My little treasures are almost 5, almost 3, and almost 9 months.
My youngest, Jamel Angel, also has microcephaly that was undiagnosed until after birth.
I have been reading about your precious gift (Addie) and I cannot tell you how many times I have cried while reading about her. Thank you for being open and sharing the pains your family has felt with the world. Surely only by the grace of God have you been able to do that.
I do not have a blog, but found you while doing research on Jamel's diagnos.
It has been refreshing to read about someone that is in the same ball park as my family is. If you ever want to talk to someone in your situation, I would love to.
May God be with you and your family.
Sincerely,
Nikki @ writetotimothy@juno.com