|Eli and Silas|
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Elijah is 3 1/2 years old. He will be 4 this December. He is our third born child, and our only hemophiliac. When we were expecting our fourth, Malakai, a big part of me was actually hoping he would have hemophilia too so that Eli would have a hemo buddy. The strangest thing happened the moment we recieved the news that Malakai was unaffected. I was sad. I was so sad for Eli. He was still my baby, not even being 2 years old yet. Now, 2 years later, I am so thankful that Malakai does not have hemophilia. As you probably know, we are due to have our fifth child, another boy, in 4 weeks. Again, we will find out after his birth if he has hemophilia or not. Elijah has been expressing that he wants Silas to have hemophilia like he does. This breaks my heart! Of course I would never choose a bleeding disorder for any of my children, but if Silas does have hemophilia, then that is part of who God made him to be. I know it would be very special to Eli if Silas had hemophilia. God has a special plan for each one of our children, and for Eli, having hemophilia is part of that plan. Please pray for him. I don't know what the next few weeks will reveal, but I want Elijah to be just as happy about Silas even if he does not have hemophilia. I don't want his little heart to be broken if Silas also turns out to be unaffected. Please please pray for him. He is such a sweet, passionate, strong little guy. His older sister, Ana is a carrier like I am, but it's just not the same. Elijah is very much on my heart as Silas's birth gets nearer. I love him so much.