I just found out that February 7th - 14th is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. It seems so appropriate as it is the week that Miss Ollie arrives, and they say she has an AV Canal Defect in her heart.
When we found out about Ollie's possibility of having Down Syndrome, it was October 4th, 2010. Very quickly, Jade & I learned that October is National Down Syndrome awareness month. The blogging community for DS - which I had never knew even existed - was blogging 31 days for 21 chromosomes. The amount of information from real families...their birth stories, their lives with their children...were everywhere to be found. It was a huge help for me. I met so many mothers through these blogs, and the amount of helpful information was everywhere. I would share these stories of these blogs with Jade and we would laugh out loud at some of these blogs & also cry over them. I can't put into words how great these blogging mamas are!
Sometimes, God speaks to you in subtle ways when you don't know it. It never ceases to amaze me. I don't know his plan for Ollie just yet, but he has definitely prepared my heart for her in every way. His plans are perfect, as is she.