Three years ago, when Gavin was in the hospital and not doing well at all, my Mom showed me a picture of a precious little girl. She had found the picture in with a bunch of her old photos. It was a picture of a sweet little girl, who had Down syndrome. I fell in love with her angelic face as soon as I saw the picture, but I had forgotten about her until just recently.
Last week I thought about her and I asked my Mom to find the picture of her again. She found it and then told me what she knew of this precious girl.
Are you in love with her as much as I am?! She is so sweet!
And, guess what?! We are related!
I never got the chance to meet my Mom's father, Leonard. He passed away when my Mom was just 16 years old. I always wished that I could have met him. He sounds like he was a very caring and godly man, and I really wish that I had been blessed to know him. I can't wait to meet him one day in heaven!
And now, I am also anxious to meet his sister, in heaven, too! Yep, this little angel that I've been talking about was my Grandpa's sister! I had a Great Aunt who was born with Down syndrome! Which means that Gavin has a Great Great Aunt, who also has DS, like he does! For some reason this makes me very happy! It's probably because I love those who are born with a little something extra!
Ruth is the name of this adorable girl. She lived to be 6 years old and died from Scarlet Fever. I bet she was such a blessing to her family!
I love learning about my ancestors and I especially loved learning about sweet Ruth! I just know that I would have loved her, had I got the chance to meet her! I am proud to be able to call her family! Gavin and I can't wait to meet her some day!
"For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:14-19