18 Jan

When I began to write this  post I initially had this huge explanation of what hope was to me.  After reading it over the next day I realised that I really didn’t need to go into great detail. After all everyone at some point has hope for something, whether it be well wishes for another, to be healthy, to love and be loved,  I could go on and on.

The inspiration for this post came from a quote I came across the day my daughter was diagnosed with Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation – CDG.  It was hope for her survival that helped me through my pregnancy, hope for her recovery that got me through her most recent hospital visit, and it is that same hope that helps me to envision her walking, and talking and eating, and growing into a beautiful healthy woman. The very things that most parents automatically take for granted.   My hopes are even appearing in my dreams where I see my ladybug crawling and walking along side me holding my hand with a huge smile on her face.

I carry a little card with this quote on it, and if at any time I’m beginning to feel doubt about anything I pull it out, close my eyes and recite the words in my mind. It reminds me how much we have already overcome, and inspires me to keep dreaming and always have hope.

“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” Anonymous

My beautiful ladybug gives me hope – I’d love to hear what gives you hope or what you might hope for.

6 Responses to “Hope”

  1. Stephanie January 18, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    Melissa, this is just beautiful….it made me cry and inspires me at the same time. I truly think you have found your calling as Mommy, writer and advocate…keep posting so I can keep reading…I can’t wait to read about your beatiful little lady bug as she moves into ‘toddlerhood’!!!

  2. Little Ladybug Hugs January 19, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    Thank you so much Steph. Oh my goodness “toddlerhood” a whole new bout of adventures to look forward to.
    I can’t wait either!

  3. Stephanie January 19, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    After reading what you have been through you give me hope. I think you are a very brave and strong woman to have taken this with a grain of salt and dealt with it accordingly. I am proud to know you!!

    • Little Ladybug Hugs January 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

      Steph, thank you. Dealing with everything has been tough at times but it’s the continous support of friends like you that help make it easier.

  4. Auntie Janevieve January 23, 2011 at 12:25 am #

    I am not sure what accomplishments lie in store for Amira, but one thing I can be sure of is that she is going to far surpass everyone’s expectations. She is truly amazing.

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