Unexpectedly, Mia Amoré wasn’t breathing and having seizures at birth. Mia was born at Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, NV on Feb. 4, 2009 and was in the NICU for 10 weeks. Mia and her Mommy were flown by air ambulance to Children’s Hospital Oakland where she was in the NICU for 6 weeks. Mia is now at the Children’s Recovery Center in Campbell, CA. This facility specializes in ventilator and trach weaning. At 6 weeks of age, Mia got her trach, g-tube and fundoplication.
These are the sobering words that introduce the Adamis Family blog. I grew up with Rachael Adamis, a fellow homeschooler and friend. She married Robert several years ago and they soon welcomed little Mercedes. In February of this past year, they excitedly anticipated the birth of their second daughter, Mia Amoré. She was born February 4, 2009, and as the blog post indicates, it was immediately apparent that something was wrong. Since her birth, Mia has been in constant medical care, as the attempt is made to stabilize her little respiratory system.
Nate and I have closely followed the Adamis Family’s difficult journey over these last six months. It has hit close to home, especially in light of our own pregnancy and expectation of Baby Girl Wells. As parents, we all have fears and concerns regarding the well-being of our children. Nate and I have discussed the potential that we could have a child with special physical or mental needs. Believing that humans, including fetuses, are made in God’s image, we never considered the option of abortion, even if our child tested positive for Down Syndrome or other related conditions. We actually refrained from taking these tests, knowing that they would be irrelevant in the decision to keep our baby.
While these desires are godly and noble, they remain theoretical in many ways, since we have yet to experience the realities that accompany a child with special needs. Robert and Rachael Adamis, however, have lived their convictions in a very real way. They have not only fought to preserve the life of their little girl, but they have maintained a remarkable faith in God’s loving providence throughout this entire trial. They know that “all things work together for good” and they have confidence that regardless of the outcome, they will praise their Lord and Savior for His faithfulness to them. This has been such an incredible testimony to God’s sustaining grace, and I have personally been overwhelmed and blessed by their story. I hope that you too will be encouraged by their example. I know that they would greatly appreciate your prayers for little Mia! You can follow her progress on the Adamis Family Blog.
In July, Nate and I had the privilege of visiting Mia and her beautiful Mommy.
I recently attended a sweet shower for Rachael and Mia, hosted by their wonderful family.
Rachael enjoying her guests