Because, I feel sad for the rest of the world. The people who will never have the opportunity to have somebody like Carter be a part of their family. In my opinion, his chromosomes being shuffled around differently only makes him perfect.
He is perfect.
That perfection emits a perfect love.
The love is so much greater than I can describe with words, and it reaches out beyond just our immediate family. It has touched grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, distant cousins, and beyond. If only I would have known during those first few weeks when we were mourning who we thought Carter was going to be. I had no idea that his differences were something to be celebrated.
We are the lucky ones.
We are so blessed.
Not only do we have Carter, but we have an amazing family who accepts him and loves him just the way he is. We couldn't ask for more. Carter is so lucky to have such a wonderful group of people to rally around him.
We went to my niece's birthday party tonight. Emily just turned 10 years old, and is simply sweet. . During the party, she showed us a book that she had written as a project for school. I want to share the book with you, because it brought tears to our eyes. The pictures truly don't do this justice. It is simply beautiful.,....and perfect.
Now, isn't it just so sweet?! To think that she could write about anything in the world, and she chose Carter. Thank you Emily! You made my day, and I KNOW that it warms Carter's heart to see you too!
Emily's older sister, Samantha, showed her love for Carter in a different way. On Friday, she participated in a 5K race with some of our family (more pics of this to come later). She wanted to show her support for Carter by making her very own Team Carter shirt.