Journal entry #1
Life with Down Syndrome & many questions?
Jonathan Michael Munck
was born at 12:03 AM
October 9, 1998 (8 weeks early)
With a room full of nurses and doctors ready for you to enter into this world, you made your grand entrance. When Dr. Adair turned you around to allow your daddy and I to see you, I knew it you were perfect. A true gift from the Lord....fashioned by the Potter. So many people had prayed for you and this day over the past several months. We have known for many months that you were going to be special and have Down Syndrome. But I had wondered were they right, could they have made some kind of mistake. So for months I prayed that God would give me a sign of some kind, and that the doctors not have to again confirm that indeed you had Ds. Dr. Adair handed you over to Daddy and I to hold. We were only allowed to hold you a short 2 or 3 minutes before you were taken away to NICU. In those few minutes we looked at you and marveled at our new son our perfect gift, and then it happened. You turned your small face up towards Daddy and I then stuck out your tiny tongue and opened your eyes. That was the sign that I had prayed for all those months...in your face we saw your precious almond shaped eyes and tiny pointed tongue. Daddy and I looked into each others eyes and without words we both knew, you were blessed with a little something extra...giving us more to love. We kissed you and you were taken from our arms to NICU. Even though Daddy and I have known you could have Ds and also you would need surgery it didn't prepare us for the long night after you were taken to NICU....so many questions and we longed to be with you.