Friday, January 6, 2012
Waiting to Change the World
Our second night in the hospital after Gabriel was born, a nurse came in and looked at him, and asked, "What is he hanging on for?" I didn't know either. I wondered how long he would hang on. I never expected us to be there, more than 24 hours after Gabriel's birth.
If I could go back I would tell her, "He's hanging on to change the world." Some people wait for the world to change; Gabriel waited to change the world.
This month marks the anniversary of Gabriel's initial diagnosis of anencephaly. I have not written much about D-Day -- Diagnosis Day -- but I plan to write our story and post if for the anniversary. It is a sad story, because the light was not yet shown to us.
But I know that things did get brighter. To help celebrate that, I invite followers of this blog to write to me here, at my gmail address (AndreaHernandezCude@gmail.com), or on Facebook, and tell me how you learned of Gabriel's story, and how he has changed your perspective. Please also let me know if I may share your story, even if anonymously, in a blog to be posted later.
I look forward to your responses.