How many of us have said it? You know, when someone asks us if we know if we're having a boy or a girl.
"We don't care as long as it's healthy."
I know I've been guilty of it. I remember saying it while I was still pregnant with Sweet Pea.
But what does it really mean? The dictionary defines health as:
a : the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; especially : freedom from physical disease or painb : the general condition of the body
But how does that apply to Sweet Pea? Yes, she was born with a heart defect. Yes, she has Down syndrome. But was she really born unhealthy?
Does she look "sick" or unhealthy to you?
In a couple weeks (12 days to be exact) she'll go in to have her heart repaired. Will she be healthier? In a sense, yes, because it won't take so much energy to do things. But it still doesn't mean she was born unhealthy. She was just born different. And that difference has made a huge difference in my life. It's changed my perception of so many things- from health to unconditional love and everything in between. My heart has been changed as much as her's will be.