Tuesday, June 4, 2013

YES, my child has Down Syndrome, please don't feel sorry for me!

Asher in the Hospital - spent his first week in the NICU.
The girls just adore him!

Yes, Asher has Down Syndrome.  Yes, I just said it.... it's kind of like therapy for me the more I say it.  At first, I almost couldn't say it.  I partially "hid" it from people.  Yes, we knew before he was born.  We found out late in my first trimester.  That's a normal feeling to have isn't it?  Yes, part of us hoped that it wasn't true.  Yes, we are ok.... just a few questions many people have asked us.  And I just want to add, DON'T feel sorry for us.  We're not sorry We are blessed!  We asked for a baby boy and the Lord blessed us with this special little miracle to care for.  He isn't any different then any other baby.  He needs love, food, diaper changes, etc.  Mostly, he needs us!  Anyone that has come into contact with Asher just falls in love, regardless of his diagnosis, he's a baby first and foremost.  We are still new in this journey and feel like we are learning as we go.  

If you have questions, please feel free to ask but please don't feel sorry for us.  If we haven't talked to you personally and told you please accept our apologies.  We just aren't ready to "shout it from the rooftops" just yet.  Although there are days that I do feel like that just to get it all out.  Right now we are just enjoying our little family that God has blessed us with.  We count our blessings every day!  

Please pray for Asher and our family (that's the best thing you can do to help)!

Blessings from the Borkowski's!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! You don't have to tell anybody anything. Like you said, he is your son and he a normal baby. He might have some hiccups along the way, but he is still God's child and He blessed Asher with your family and vice versa. Hugs!!