Monday, April 11, 2011

Bel turns 13

13 years ago i got a call from my doctor saying he wanted to meet me. My amnio results were back. "Make sure someone drives you", he said. I knew by that last sentence it wasn't good.

Maybe the news wasn't good, but the results (my Bella) were good... very good.
At 21 years old, my husband and I were about to embark on a journey that would change our lives forever.

This tiny angel has taught me so many things.

Raising a handicap child is not easy, but as i take a glance back at my life, i can say i have learned and still am learning patience, resilience, determination, and love.
When i dig deeper into what these four words really mean, I begin to think about running.

I need patience becasue running a marathon doesn't happen over night. I have to be resilient because when i fall, i will have to pick myself up again. I am determined and 100% committed everyday until i reach my goal. And last but not least, i have a love for running that literaly gets me out of bed even when my body softly whispers, "sleep, Farrah, sleeeeep".

Yes, she has taught me many things about life and how to live it.

I still cannot believe I was lucky enough to be choosen to have her.


  1. Happy Birthday Bella!! She's beautiful, wow a TEENAGER :) Also Happy Anniversary of becoming a momma to you! I totally get the feeling lucky thing :D