Some of the lilies are so tall that they are bending under the weight of the flowers. But they're all still beautiful.
Faith is a 5 year old girl with Trisomy 18 and Monosomy 21. I read on her blog this week, that her dad, Brad Smith, published an article on LifeNews.com entitled "We Thought Doctors Were Helping Our Daughter With Trisomy 18, But They Were Slowly Killing Her." Brad wrote about how when Faith was younger, he had a chance to ask Rick Santorum for advice about children with Trisomy 18. (Rick's own daughter with Trisomy 18, Bella, recently turned 6.) What Rick shared completely changed the way the Smith family cared for Faith. In that journey they also learned about something scary called "Slow Code." What is "Slow Code?" Brad writes "it is not care, but lethal neglect or intentional death." Click here to read Brad's entire article. This information is SO important if you have a child that doctors consider "incompatible with life." Here is a picture of Faith and her family with Rick Santorum:
|The Smith family and Rick Santorum|
Here is a picture of Nalah:
|Nalah and her doll|
Here is a picture of Lilly's grave I took last March:
I look forward to going back and seeing the green grass and changing out her spring tree for a 4th of July decoration.