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Monday, January 28, 2008
for the first time in a long time over "Down Syndrome".
Olivia peed and pooped on the potty and ran out to the living room in complete excitement looking for Megan's approval. "I did it, I did it"
When Olivia found Megan, the both of them rolled around on the couch hugging each other yelling YAY! It was precious. A Kodak moment that I failed to capture.

Now why I cried...I imagined in my head Olivia going to college and leaving Megan behind. How can they ever be separated? How will they deal with it? Then to imagine Olivia getting a job and getting married, will they grow apart? I try not to think this way. Joe gets mad I think this because he thinks Megan has all the same opportunities as Olivia. I just wish I were more optimistic.


Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Hey there! I was popping over to say of course you can add me to your blogroll. I have been to your site before. I found it when Rebecca still had her blog up. Rebecca did my blog, too.

I have similar fears of Gabi getting left behind. So I understand.

~Melissa~ said...

I can just picture them celebrating Olivia's success. :) How sweet.

I can understand your fears - I worry about it a little with Dominic and Delphine. I also feel that their bond is so strong already and that even though they might not take the same path - they will always be there to support each other and celebrate the successes that BOTH will have.

The Balsis Family said...

Aww Steph, don't think this way. We don't know how things will transpire and let's try not to speculate. I know it is hard not to do, but Megan will always have Livi's love, no matter where Livi is or what Livi is doing. I trust that Livi and Megan will be just as close in 20 years as they are today. Hugs to you!

Chris said...

Your husband is right. You need to picture Megan getting a job, taking classes, leading a life that is not all encompassed by family. I tell you that, but at the same time, I absolutely understand and have the same fears. It can be hard to be optimistic because you just don't know the effect that extra chromosome is ultimately going to have. We need to believe in the possibilities. All siblings grow apart as they move into adulthood; it is part of growing up. I don't think you will ever have to worry about the closeness between them though. They are part of each other's heart.

amy flege said...

i understand your fears but hang in there girl! megan will do things sweet megans way!!! she will do fine!

Michelle said...

you know, you have to believe all things are possible...they are. I refuse to buy into societies views for my child. She will do whatever SHE wants to do. What I have found interesting is that some things *I* worried about dont even interest her, lol. I used to worry she wouldnt be a cheerleader...she isnt. She would MUCH rather fight it out ON the court with the boys. Shes the only girl on her basketball team. I guess what Im saying is, keep the faith, give her the opportunities, and let HER choose her path. That way, she will be happy with all of the choices. Cant live worried about tomorrow, cause today sneaks right on by you.

The Parker Family said...

We have talked about this before and I know how you feel. But in my heart of hearts I know that our girls will always be close.. I am with Bethany that no matter where they are or what they are doing they will always be there for one another.. I can just see how excited Megan got for Olivia!! :)Just love you guys and don't worry about the future just focus on today!!!

Christine said...

What a wonderful mother you are! I have a daughter with fetal alcohol syndrome and often wonder the same thing when the time comes for her sisters to go off and get married. Our Russian beauty will probably always live with us, but I think that she will remain close to her siblings, regardless. I've just come to rely on God to work out all of these details.

BTW, Your family is precious.

Tammy and Parker said...

I'm with Joe.

Tammy and Parker