March 17, 2014

So Lucky He is Ours

It's March and the Luck of the Irish is upon us.  Not that we believe in luck.  But go along with me a minute.
People living with down syndrome have beat a lot of odds to live.
Doctors estimate that at least 80% of all babies conceived with Down Syndrome are miscarried or stillborn.
Furthermore, 90-95% of mothers who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome choose abortion.
Once they are born, babies with Down syndrome have a 60% chance of having a severe congenital heart defect.  Conditions so severe that even 30 years ago these children would not made it out of infancy.
And yet 6000 children were born in the United States last year with Down Syndrome.

And they are not just surviving, but they are THRIVING!
Those are some odds, don't you think?
Today, we feel so LUCKY he is ours!
Special thanks to my friend, Jen T at Many Blessings, Busy Life for making the skirts and bowtie for this photo shoot.  You can check out Jen's Etsy shop at Lots A Blessings