Unless;a;garden;has;a;path,;we cannot;fully;enjoy;the;beauty and flowers that are in that garden. However, no garden
straight, we would be focused on getting
beyond the garden and to our destina-tion.;Instead,;the;path;twists;and;turns,
encouraging our eyes to linger on the
beautiful flowers that bloom beside it.
We cannot see what is around each bend,
but we can see what is directly around us.
journey in January 2012. I knew our
special design as we followed His in-
needy. I found myself waiting for our
smiles of yet another Down syndrome
“flower.” The beauty of these little “flow-
Eleven years ago, our oldest daughter
was born with Down syndrome. I was
devastated to not be able to hold a nor-mal;baby;in;my;arms.;She;had;pulmo-nary;hypertension;and;was;swiftly;taken
into the Newborn Intensive Care Unit
home, on oxygen, my baby did not nurse
muscle tone and was too weak to nurse.
God was. Then I would look at this
me with her smile—I knew God was
Our daughter grew and blossomed
she reached. Twins joined our family,
Nearly ten years later, I have grown in
my faith through many more circum-
stances. I can truly see my blessings, so
out in faith.
and turns become so hard that I get over-whelmed;and;just;cannot;take;another
beckons again for me to come down the
that He holds my future in His hands and
that He knows what is best. The Master
Gardener is good, and He will never fail
design as we followed His instructions to care
Precious Mali Grace, our "little flower"