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View from My Camera - Emma

We have prayed for Emma for a long time.  I remember the day that I first heard about her.  I was at church and someone said, "Did you hear that MB's baby has spina bifida?"  I didn't know that she was pregnant!  So, at the same moment that I was elated for her, I was overcome with sadness and worry.  Emma's parents are precious people and have been good friends of ours for several years.  Emma could not have been born to a more perfect family.  Emma's grandmother's (and caretaker while her parents are at work) previous job was with children with disabilities.  So, she has been preparing for Emma for years!!  And Emma's parents are so strong, humble, and faithful.  If anyone could handle the difficulties of having a child with spina bifida, they can.  I told them while they were pregnant that although I worry for them, I don't for Emma.  She is such a lucky girl to be born to them. Emma has spina bifida and hydrocephalus to name a few of her trials.  Also, she chokes (really chokes and turns blue) several times a day.  Sometimes up to 10 times.  So, she can't be left in the nursery or with anyone that isn't prepared for these episodes.  But, she smiles and laughs and talks and is precious to be around.  We are so thankful that she is here.  If you would like to know more about her and her family...  here is a link to their blog:  http://babyemmayoung.blogspot.com/