You Received a Diagnosis, Now What?

BY JENNA GINES

You received a diagnosis? CONGRATULATIONS MOMMA!!! 

You just hit the jackpot!!

And you’re thinking… wait, what? My child has a diagnosis. How is that winning the jackpot?

You’ll see…

I know you were headed to Italy but that’s not where you landed. Welcome to Holland Momma! I know you’ve never been here & it’s a new place. I know you don’t know what to expect & that can be scary. I know how frustrating it can be when your plans get changed. 

But it’s so beautiful here. You’ll meet people you never would have met. You’ll join communities you never would have joined. You’ll learn & grow in ways you never would have.

This baby (or child) was sent to you for a reason. God knows you’ve got this!

Let go of the stigma, let go of the fear, let go of all the unknowns… 

I know there’s plenty.

And look around. It’s beautiful here. You. Your baby. This life. It’s beautiful.

I want you to breathe. I want you to cry. I want you to mourn the life you thought you had. I want you to mourn the child you thought you had.

And then I want you to accept it. Accept this new life. Accept that your child is their own, unique person, on their own timeline and it’s perfectly okay.

It’s okay to be different. 

It’s more then okay. 

It’s great.

Different teaches us diversity. Different teaches us how to love unconditionally. Different teaches us a lot.

So unpack those bags Momma & make yourself at home.

This is your new home & it’s so good & so beautiful. It’s just different. 

And that is okay.

You just hit the jackpot!

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