candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
- Erin Majors
Michelle Rose Ekis was our candle. She taught me something
very important. I was only in 4th grade when she died,
now I'm in 7th, and I can hardly remember her. But what
I remember best was her sparkling, blue eyes.
When I first heard I was going
to have a little sibling , I was absolutely ecstatic.
My mind was full of questions: Will it be a boy
of girl? When is it coming? What will you name it?
But when the news that she
had Trisomy18 came, I was crestfallen. Would she have
disabilities? Would she even live at all?
I was allowed to see Michelle
about a day after she was born. I remember seeing those
blue eyes staring up at me and forgetting all my worries.
Even if she had learning or physical disabilities it
didn't matter, she was alive and she would be my sister.
I am very proud of my mother.
If she had an abortion, we would have never learned
so much from Michelle. She taught me that you just need
to take it day by day and trust that God will lead you
through it. Michelle means so much to me and I wish
she was here, but I know now she is with the FATHER.
HE must have loved her so much that HE wanted her right
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