Every day I get to wake up to two beautiful little girls. Aila is my oldest and she's three years old. Kylie is my youngest and she's one year old. Kylie has Down syndrome. We found out about five minutes after she was born. I, of course, had the thoughts of her future, other people, and the normal thoughts that go through your head when you hear news like this but I took one look at her and made the decision to love her no matter what. I can never judge someone for being themselves. She needs me and I need her. I believe that if God didn't want me to have this miracle then he wouldn't have chosen me to give her to! The thought of how Aila will take it never crossed my mind. You never know how things will go for them even being that young. Aila surprised my husband and I by welcoming Kylie with open arms and not letting anything tell her different of her Kylie.
Now, a whole year of Kylie in her life has changed Aila to be such a caring and loving little girl. I sit sometimes and watch them together when their on the floor playing. Aila makes sure that if she cries she gets a toy or a bottle that will help Kylie feel comfort. Kylie is starting to crawl and Aila is so encouraging by helping her and cheering her on! They both are amazing kids but I think having Kylie and her strong will to show that she is an amazing little girl, is a joy for everyone who meets her. I say I lucked out when Kylie was born because Aila took her in without judgment and wanted her to be her little sister. Kylie is so strong willed and has surprised her doctors by showing them that she is going to prove them wrong with every step she makes. She changes everyone's idea of Down syndrome and lets them understand that it's a gift that only so many of us can see and live. Every day is a challenge but I think you need to look at it as a great adventure instead.