16 February 2010

Nella Cordelia: A Birth Story


My friend told me about this story the other day - and it is amazing.

This woman is brutally honest - and this story is truly moving. 

She has had negative feedback because of her honesty - so I am curious as to what you think after you have read this... the story of Nella Cordelia.


21 comments:

  1. I'm bawling.
    that was absolutely beautiful. I love her honesty.

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  2. Brought me to tears... Amazing honesty, and amazing story!

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  3. oh wowzers. I cried my eyes out. and my husband just raised his eyebrows and nodded in all the right places...

    beautiful.

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  4. How anyone could be negative is utterly, utterly beyond me. What a powerful and triumphant story! And what an amazing mother that dear little girl has had hand picked from heaven.

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  5. Well, I think this is a beautiful story. If she hadnt been brutally honest, there would have been an elephant in the room - which people may have said negative things about. What a lovely family. x

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  6. I thank you for directing us to this beautiful story
    the mother is so beautiful and she has a beautiful family
    I agree with Amy how anyone could see anything negative is beyond me.
    There is a grieving process that one goes though when you first realize that your baby/child is not "normal". While my older son has a learning disability and is quite different to this wee girl. I wouldnt change a thing. In fact when I was preggy with my younger son and was offered the choice to have some tests to see if he would be "normal" I declined them. I would have gone through all the difficulties and more if Id have had to. All children are a gift from God. All children are special and unique.

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  7. That is an amazing, powerful story and I can't believe anyone could be negative about her honesty. I'd imagine any of us would go through the same feelings and emotions. I will be watching her blog from now for sure!!!!

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  8. this is an amazing story and her emotions were so honest and true....one of my besties children has DS and she went through her dark days too...there is a grieving process that needs to be walked through...it was through Zachary that she totally turned her life over to God....and he is such a blessing...beyond words...in fact if you ask her she would sooner trade in her other 3 children and keep hi!!! lol

    thanks for sharing this story PJ so so very good!

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  9. Wow. I'm in tears. Thankyou so much for posting this.

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  10. I have just read this and totally able to understand her
    With amazingly positivity to articulate her feelings and her honesty and such Grace and favour upon her life this will bless and help other Mums who face this
    I have an autistic son who wasnt diagnosed until he was 17 then i went into grieving for all the years i pleaded with the pediatricians who failed to agree when i was so sure that was what he had amongst other things too but ...oh he is such a beautiful person and i know that Gods hand and Grace has / is upon his life and mine too ... Kieren

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  11. I'm hesitant to comment on this because I feel a little unqualified, as I am not a mother... however, I think this was absolutely beautiful.

    I think negative opinions of this type of honesty are so old-fashioned and are part of the reason that we hear so many stories of women/mothers struggling to come to terms with the major changes that having a baby creates in their lives, along with issues like post partum depression, sometimes afraid to admit feeling anything but totally on top of the world.

    It is refreshing to read a brutally honest first hand account of how it sometimes REALLY feels, not glossing over the grief and pretending it was really all OK when it wasn't.

    I'm reaching the age where I'm starting to think about having children of my own in the next few years, and it frustrates me when I get given advice that is sugar coated and no one is really prepared to talk to me about the tricky aspects of becoming a parent... thank you for linking to this story.

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  12. WOW. Still dont want another one!LOL Great Picture!

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  13. Tear jerker much! It was so honest and she is an amazing mother. Nella is such a cute name. What an awesome family and the photo's were also so beautiful.

    Thanks for posting :)

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  14. Wow... What an amazing story, I admire her honesty.

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  15. Loved this story. I have added Kelle's blog to my sidebar because I want to follow their journey.
    Like the others, I can't understand how anyone could find anything negative with this at all! She was painfully honest about her grief, but now (probably because she WAS honest) she has been able to move on to just loving her little treasure. THose photos tell the story without any words: she is totally besotted with Nella. I think I am too :)

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  16. Wow - being 16 weeks pregnant i have to say that having a baby with Down Syndrome is my one of my deep fears about the birth - but after reading that i know i can get through it and i will be blessed no matter what happens, thanks so much for posting about it, as if you hadn't i wouldn't have read it and wouldn't feel this new sense of peace about the impending birth - thanks so much!

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  17. Wow, its taken me two days to read right through it... Having just given birth, I cried and cried along with her. What a beautiful testimony.

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  18. thanks for sharing this....it really blessed me and I have thought about it many times in the past 2 days since reading.

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  19. Amazing. Beautiful story and Kelle was so REAL. I love that she didn't hold anything back, sometimes it is all too easy just to expose only the best side of ourselves on our blogs, knowing that anyone, anywhere, anytime can read our stories. I will definitely be keeping up with their journey as a family together.

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  20. Amazing! Such courage. Thanks for sharing the link.

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