You see, if you read this blog regularly, we had a surprise thrown our way just 3 months ago. I went into labor expecting our 6th child, a boy, to arrive as another little one to join the family. My world was rocked when he was born because we had no idea that he was going to have an extra chromosome. You see, that is what Down Syndrome is, God allowed our newest son, Cedar, to be born with not 46 chromosomes, like the rest of us, but with 47. That means that he has Down Syndrome.
The diagnosis came as a shock, I wasn't myself for a bit, but then I sat down here to write one morning and a post that nearly went viral came out. "How does it feel to find out your baby has Down Syndrome." I didn't even intend on writing yet as Cedar was just 2 weeks old and there were many people we hadn't told yet, but it just poured out of me. I felt a weight lifted after I wrote that post out, so I began writing more.
I soon realized that I was going to have so very much to say that I better keep going. I also realized that my readers here, the homesteaders, natural mamas and farm folk weren't the primary audience.
You see, I had a passion to reach new moms who found themselves exactly where I landed on December 6, 2016. I wanted them to know they were not alone, I wanted to collect stories to share with them, encouragement from those of us who were a few, or many, steps ahead. I wanted to give them information that I didn't have. I found my true passion.
Don't get me wrong, I am not going to abandon Incidental Farmgirl, that is a part of me as well. However, launching a new blog has taken a lot of extra time and left no time for early planting or even telling you all about our pig escapade from last summer. It will come though, I promise.
For now, I ask for your patience as I launch the new blog, stop by if you will....Cedars Story is... well, go see for yourself. It should Change your perception of Down Syndrome.