My boy, my surprise, my heartbreak, my hero… with the scars to prove it.
Some parents wish for either a ‘pink or blue’ baby, but we all assume our new baby will be healthy, just like the rest of the family. We got a blue baby with a little something extra… I didn’t think that ‘something extra’ was special or exciting. Oh how wrong was I.
Jahkai’s extra chromosome has brought me many things I would never have had in my life if it weren’t for that surprise!
He has brought me love and protection I never knew existed.
He has brought me a sense of peace with the world.
He has made me grow and learn to be unselfish.
He has made me look at people around me with a open mind, and I have gained a massive amount of respect for parents with children who are so called ‘different’.
For a long time I thought ‘why me’ but now I think I am the lucky one. I don’t need to win the lotto…I already have.
Thank you, Jahkai, for picking me. Thank you for taking the old selfish me on a ride through this life I’m so grateful for. And, most of all, thank you for being my HERO xx