Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Having Ruby has taught me a lesson on what is truly beautiful.I'm ashamed to say that one evening after we had come home from visiting Ruby in the NICU I was very depressed and upset that I would not be bringing home the baby I thought I would have ,the nurses in the NICU had given my smaller children a picture of Ruby they had taken because my little ones couldn't go in to see their baby sister.The picture was pretty bad,it was too close up and poor little Ruby had the oxygen cannula in her nose,which made her nose look even flatter, and her little tongue was sticking out .My little ones were thrilled with the picture though and put it up on the side of our refrigerator.I saw it and thought I don't want an ugly baby! Oh,how very wrong I was! My little Ruby is so beautiful! I can see how much beauty our special children have.Their beautiful eyes,wonderful smiles and their true beauty just emanating from them! I'm so glad to have my Ruby,otherwise I might have missed all the beauty around me. I never realized how many people with Ds live near me.Every time I have gone to the store lately I have seen some beautiful person with Ds.I never saw them there before but now I do and I'm so glad.