Every parent (including me) dreams of a happy and healthy child, perfect. It is difficult to admit when your child is not "perfect" or there is some sort of "defect." But, you see, this is how God made you/me/them and HE loves you/me/them unconditionally.
Well, Jerry and I have been noticing something going on with Little Miss Ashlyn's eyes and our doctor also noticed that something wasn't "perfect" with her eyes. At this point, we aren't totally sure what is wrong with her little, beautiful, peepers, (we don't think it is too serious but it is noticeable) but our prayer is that whatever it is, the doctors will be able to fix her eyes and make them "perfect." She will be going to a specialist in a few weeks so we will know more then. You see, God also made doctors.
Our hearts break a little and I feel like more and more people are staring at Ashlyn when she is out in public (this might be true or it might just be my sensitive mother's heart). Our biggest fear is that others would make fun of Ashlyn's eyes. We desire for Ashlyn to see clearly the world as God made it, in its true beauty, a thousand colors.
To my fault, I have only shared pictures of Ashlyn when her eyes look "normal." This brings tears to my eyes, because this is not true. I only want others to see the "best" in my children. My children are not perfect, and surprise, they never will be. My first instinct is to delete "imperfect" pictures.
I wonder if God does that? Probably not.
So, (deep breath, Jamie) here is a picture of OUR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER ASHLYN and we love her unconditionally (ok, I am crying a little)...
(pictures taken by Kirsten of KQConcepts)