Miss Mercy is almost 7 months old! Can you believe it? Time has flown by, and I still look at her in awe of how fitting her name has been.
Mercy – throughout a difficult pregnancy
Mercy – throughout a rough beginning, full of surgeries and 6 weeks of NICU
Mercy – throughout learning to feed from a special bottle
and now Mercy – with a new diagnosis.
It began within a few days of her birth. At least for me. No one else seemed to notice. But mothers know. It was her eyes that caught my attention. As soon as she was able to open them, they looked different to me.
As she became more alert, I began to see things in her facial features that seemed so very different from my other children – a flatness at the bridge of her nose – cheeks that were bony in the places that I usually kiss – an exotic look with piercing blue eyes that seemed to see right through you, yet see nothing at all.