Monday, March 30, 2009

Our teacher

Nine months and two days ago, Dylan Ross came into this world.

We did not know he has Down syndrome.

Four months and eight days after he was born, he went through major open heart surgery.

We did not know that the surgical team would discover an additional, and extremely rare heart defect, which would also need repair.

And today. Dylan is...Dylan. He is so many things. He is happy. He is loving. He is learning and is thriving. He is living a wonderful life.

We did not know that this kind of love was possible.

16 comments:

Cathy said...

Dylan is so lucky to have you for a mom!

Adrienne said...

He is such a beautiful boy!! I can only hope and pray our little Bennett turns out to be as healthy and happy as Dylan!

Kimberly said...

Ok, now I am tearing up!
I can't even begin to tell you how much of a blessing Dylan is. He has changed my life for sure in such a positive way. I feel like I look at the world differently, with my eyes more open and accepting. He sure has taught us to love more than we ever thought possible.

Lisa said...

Nine months! Gosh, it's just flown by, hasn't it? And yet, it's crept by very slowly in some ways too. He's such a precious boy, and you're such a wonderful mom. Happy 9 months Dylan and Laurie!

The Lehnick Family said...

What a beautiful post! He is lucky to have you!!!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

He is so adorable!!!! You'll never believe how much more he will teach you in the coming years!

Amanda said...

Don't forget to say that he is awesomely cute!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

He's soooo beautiful!

Nicole said...

Dylan is the cutest! He seems so happy. I haven't commented in awhile, so I thought it was time. Feel free to stop by Emily's blog at sweet-em.blospot.com. Have a great day!

Derek, Kenzee and Gage said...

So sweet, I got the chills. You are so sweet Dylan.

Tausha said...

Dylan is beautiful and you are an amazing Mom!! He is lucky to have you.

Little Miss E said...

What a sweet post! Dylan is Dylan, and that's the BEST he could ever be! What a blessing!

Martha said...

Send the word, if you wish....r-word.org. Dylan is the MAN!!!

Lis said...

Happy 9 month birthday Dylan!

blessingsandglory said...

Could he get any cuter?

Amy said...

How can you not love a boy that adorable. I'm so glad he was able to educate us all.