Parenting God’s Special Blessings

This blog was one from last year that I wrote about Faith. She happens to be born during Turner Syndrome Awareness month, so I thought I would share this again. Happy 12th birthday to Faith! She is a miracle every day.

Six wings of fire

Eleven years ago today, God gave us a very special blessing. We named her Faith, and that was before we knew how much her name fit. Faith has Turner Syndrome. This is a chromosomal abnormality that affects only girls. Only 1-2% of babies conceived with Turner Syndrome live to be born, and only around 5% of them survive the first year. In fact, if it is discovered during pregnancy, most doctors would tell you to abort. (which we would never do under any circumstances) Many believe that girls with this can’t live. We even had a nurse shocked to hear from a friend of ours that Faith had Turner Syndrome. She thought that had to be wrong, because they don’t survive. Well, she was the one who was wrong.

Let me tell you a little about our Faith. She is certainly one special girl! Most of the time, there is…

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