13 weeks ago I knew basically NOTHING about it. Even if I'd known tidbits here and there, CONTEXT is an amazing teacher. Egads.
Things that used to be barely on my radar now send my blood pressure into hyper-drive. Like the word 'retarded' for one.
What we know now is merely scratching the surface. If you are interested in facts and ways to either get educated or involved, THIS is a great place to check out.
I'll probably be posting how it interlaces with our family, as Charlotte grows and changes but right now heart surgery has prime real estate in my mind.
This we know and know more fully as each day passes...Charlotte is a blessing. Charlotte is a gift. Charlotte is a Hayes. Charlotte can make her crabby brother get all melty and gentle. Charlotte can make Janelle reach out. Charlotte can help Natalie slow down. Charlotte is.
Thank God for that.