I know I've shared this story with many of you but I think it's important to write it out for Danya to for sure know about when she gets older. Last year in November I think, we were at the Dr's office. Johns, and my new Dr is awesome, but she only has a walk in clinic, so you go and sit, and sometimes sit for a LONG time. When you are feeling pretty cruddy it's not much fun. On this day we'd been sitting a while, and Danya was getting board. I don't blame her I was too. It was about that time that a Mom walked in carrying an infant carrier seat. The only place available was right next to us. She had her baby covered by a blanket, and Danya was super curious. After telling her many times not to touch the baby took matters into her own hands or rather feet and kicked the blanket down. Instantly the Mom tensed, the baby smiled at Danya and I noticed that this adorable little girl had a pretty severe cleft lip and Palatte. Having seen them before I wasn't shocked but knew instantly what the Mom was thinking. Often little kids can be the most cruel in their innocence. (incase you don't know what cleft lip is this is a drawing of a minor case in comparison)
Yesterday a friend posted a video on Facebook about a Mom who had some idea that things were wrong with her baby boy but choose to go through with having her son. He like this little girl has cleft lip and Palatte, an even more extreme case actually. I was reminded how precious this memory was for me and for the Mom who was on the recieving end of Danya's compassion.
Danya I love you to pieces, and I pray that this compassion will only grow through your whole life!