I continue to be amazed at the blessings that are allowed me through Annabel. I just wanted to post a little tonight and I will follow up with more pictures at a later date. A couple weeks ago I was contacted by Brianna Botts family who lives in Florida. Brianna is 21 months old, has gorgeous blue eyes and Trisomy 18. I have been following her on her CaringBridge site and on occasion Brenda and I email each other. They were coming to Texas this coming week and were willing to come in early to meet Annabel. Annabel had to be in Houston for a drs. appt. and so they flew in early on Friday so we could spend sometime together. We stayed at the same hotel and were able to spend some great relaxing time just hanging out and watching our girls. Brianna has a beautiful family who loves her very much and take unbelievable care with her. Just in the short time we were together I learned so much. There was also a family who lives in Houston with a nine month old little girl, named Rachel. She also has Trisomy 18 and I have been in contact with her mom, Sarah. She was able to come to the hotel and meet with us Friday evening. She couldn't meet up with us on Saturday and we were all sorry for this. As most of you know, Trisomy 18 is so rare that it was just amazing and an incredible blessing to be sitting in this hotel with these 3 precious little girls. The conversation flowed so freely as we just shared so much information about our little girls. There are so many similarities but there are also many differences. Rachel who is only 9 mths. was already sitting up alone. Brianna who is 21 mths. old would roll over, get up on all fours, very close to crawling. Annabel always has seemed so small to me when compared to other children. She looked big for the first time to me last night! I will add just a couple of my very armature photos but will follow up with Brianna's mom who took many more pictures with a much better camera. I am so thanking God from the support that He allows to bless us through these families of these wonderful miracle babies.
ANNABEL AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF HER NEW FRIENDS!!!
THREE AMAZING MIRACLES!!!!
EXHAUSTED, as she sleeps with one eye open!