At 26 gestational weeks, after an amniocentesis and genetic testing, he was diagnosed with Diastrophic Dysplasia, a rare type of dwarfism.

Now 8 years old, our son Kai is happy, healthy, and enjoying life.

The purpose of this blog is to lend support and encouragement to others in similar situations and to share the tremendous experiences we've had and will continue to have as we raise our little, little boy.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Blessing Day




On Sunday November 16, accompanied by my dad, brother-in-law Hector, and our good friends Dan Pippert, Kelly Clifton, Steven Luft and Bishop Taylor, John held Kai in his arms and pronounced a blessing on him. As he began to speak, I heard his voice tremble and falter and I knew that he was feeling what I was feeling: a closeness to God and to Kai that was so strong it was nearly palpable; a feeling of peace, of joy, of pure love; a sense of the sacredness of our stewardship over this child and a realization that he is truly a beloved son of our Heavenly Father. I could not stop the tears from flowing. And judging by the amount of sniffling I heard throughout the chapel, I'm guessing most of the ward felt that way, too.
In all my life I've never been so touched by a baby's blessing. It was a beautiful thing to witness and to share.


2 comments:

Nate and Stacey Stone said...

He is so cute! I'm so glad you guys had a good experience with his blessing. My husband gave our son Grant a very quick blessing at the hospital because we weren't sure he was going to make it. I wasn't even awake yet from the surgery. I wish we'd been able to share that experience with our ward and family...and me I guess. :oP I love the suit! It's kind of hard to find stuff that fits, but it looks adorable!

Jewels said...

I love his little outfit! I'm sure his blessing was just perfect! I want to see this little man so bad!