I always wonder if we made the right decision.
Ten years ago we were faced with an impossible choice. Put our baby girl through multiple grueling surgeries in an attempt to fashion a viable leg for her……
Or do an amputation and have her fitted for a prosthetic leg?
It’s not a decision that you can flip a coin to make or one that’s made easily. It’s one we prayed on, wrestled over, researched the hell out of, and debated for months.
And so over the years, I’ve always looked for “signs” that we made the right decision.
I had one this past week when we did our annual pictures in the sunflower fields. Callie asked our photographer to specifically take this shot to “show off” her prosthetic. She wanted the blade to be the focal point of the picture–the star of the show if you will. She was PROUD of it and wanted to celebrate that part of herself.
At that moment, in a sunflower field in Texas during sunset, my mama heart sang.
We truly did the best thing for her.
There wasn’t a better alternative.
She was whole.
Just the way she was.