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Celebrating Bella: Our Gift From God

CombatMissionary Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 6:16 PM
6. A deity exists, and he allows us to face hardship and trial because he knows that as mere mortals, the only way we grow in Christlike love and true charity is by facing hardship and suffering ourselves.

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. That's how the saying goes. And oh, how it rings true for my family. It is Lent, of course, a time for the faithful to pray, sacrifice and fast. And it is in our prayerful reflections and daily acts that we prepare ourselves for Easter and new life.

March is also Trisomy Awareness Month. For my family, this has become a time to celebrate the life of our daughter Bella. Bella was born almost five years ago with trisomy 18, a severe genetic condition that I believe makes every...