If you are reading this, it probably means you are pregnant and your doctor suspects your baby has a brain anomaly. Try to take a deep breath. My daughter has changed my life for the better. I don’t know where I’d be, or who I’d be had I not heard the words that changed our path on May 16, 2008, “Your baby has Hydrocephalus.” If you click on, “The Early Days,” you can read about the diagnosis and first years of our journey.

If you met Parker, you would have no idea about her past or challenges. She walks, talks, laughs, etc. Would I love her any less if she was unable to do those things? Of course not!

Were we completely prepared for a different set of challenges? I believe every parent must be.

Do I wonder if she could have a stroke or a seizure that could re-route us once again? Unfortunately, yes.

But, do I cherish each day with the blessing that God has provided? Absolutely!