This blog was created to chronicle the life of Jacob Ryan Fahmer - a beautiful gift of God born with a genetic disorder known as Trisomy 18.
January 14, 2008 - May 31, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Before the Blog
I don't know why, but I think a lot about how we "met" you all after Jacob's birth and diagnosis. "Jacob" started his blog the day he was born and wrote what he observed. While I was in Atlanta at Deeper Still, I remember talking about the blog and one mom commented how there was this mystery behind our blog....it was written from an infants perspective which is different, it was written by either Jason or myself which some enjoyed trying to figure out who, there were events not told about because Jacob was not there or was not born to blog about it. So, for some reason (maybe a mother searching for some details about other T18 journeys, or someone who's baby was given an unfavorable diagnosis after birth, or maybe just to give some more clarity to our story, or just to help me grieve some of my darkest days) I feel like blogging about some events that took place that "Jacob" did not blog about. This will not be short so you may have to take this in shifts...I will be writing in parts.
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."