......Because she had down syndrome"
When my oldest, Kyra, watched this ABC special video about Bree and Mia, and saw that the reason Mia's birth parents abandoned her was because of down syndrome she was deeply saddened. I had never realized that Kyra did not know this was the reason her parents gave her up.
Kyra came to me and said "mom I thought Mia's birthparents gave her up because they couldn't take care of her...not because she had down syndrome. Is that really why they gave her up?"
I said "yes it may have been some of both, but the main reason was because she had down syndrome"
Kyra said "that makes me so so sad. I really wish her birthparents could come to our house, because than they would see her and see how fun she is and they would feel really bad they let her go"
This has always been one of my wishes to0, that some day her birthparents would know that she was worth being loved.
Tomorrow, we get to celebrate the day Mia was born.
For the first time in her life, Mia will get to celebrate the day she was born.
She will be honored and celebrated for the light that she is. She will get cake, and presents, and attention just for her!
Last year, we celebrated the birth of this little girl that we had never met from across the world, wishing and hoping that she was ok.
Here is the post from that day a year ago
celebrating our little "Kareen" without her here
Last year we announced our "official commitment" to Mia the night before her 4th birthday.
Last year we had cake in honor of Mia, but this year Mia gets to have her own cake with us to celebrate her life!
As her birthday approaches I think of how we have no pictures, or records, or stories to share with her of the first 4 1/2 years of her life.
I think about how when she does birthday posters at school she will have no baby pictures to share and no first steps pictures, and no firsts smiles, and it makes me sad.
I want Mia to know that she was not abandoned because she was worthless. Rather she was abandoned because she was meant to be with us and she was meant to teach us, and all those who have followed her, more about life than we thought we knew.
As Kris and I have talked about this we thought maybe it would be fun to compile letters to Mia for her birthday. Letters written to Mia, from anyone who has followed her journey home, and/or knows her.
So for Mia's birthday present we want all of you who have fought for Mia, prayed for Mia, and followed any part of her journey home, to send us a little note or letter, written to Mia telling her how she has affected your life.
You can leave them in the comments or you can message me on facebook or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. These can be sent anytime over the next few weeks.
We want to compile letters to share with her one day so that she knows that she was meant to be.
How fun will it be to sit down with her one day, when she is asking why she has no baby pictures, and show her a book of letters that will show her that she not only changed her own families' lives for the better, but that she touched many, many others as well.
Mia Kareen you WERE meant to be and we love you so much!!
This song on this video is amazing and makes me cry (although that isn't too hard to do...haha!)
Happy Birthday tomorrow Miss Mia!