BENEFITING: The Foundation for Faces of Children
EVENT: Paces for Faces 2016
EVENT DATE: Sep 25, 2016
Michelle Riley wrote -
We were 20 weeks pregnant with Kailyn when we found out she had a cleft lip. We were both pretty upset when we found out but we tried to stay positive by saying "It could always be worse".
I spent too much of my pregnancy worrying "Did I do something wrong?" "What will people think about her?" "Will she be healthy?" "How will she eat?"
Fast forward to the day Kailyn was born, we instantly fell in love with her. Kailyn was born perfectly healthy and she was even able to breastfeed. Kailyn is 3 now and has had 3 surgeries. She is one of the strongest and most resilient kids we know. I spent too much my pregnancy blaming myself and worrying if she would be ok or not, or if we could handle seeing our baby/child go through surgery.
I wish I knew there are other parents going wish I knew everything would be ok. I wish I knew her strength and determination would make us stronger as parents. Most importantly I wish I knew how much we would love this little girl and how much she would light up our life and the lives of others.