I am a single mother and was expecting a new baby July 1st, 2008.  They told me all along that there was more water around my baby than usual.  One day in May they asked me to go see a Specialist to make sure nothing was wrong.  On that day I was told my new son will be born with T-18. 

I was very confused because I had never heard of that in my life.  The way the Doctors tell you is that no matter what that makes these children incompatible with life.  I have never been one to listen to what people tell me without checking things out on my own.  I talked to some great ladies that have children with T-18 and they showed me the light. 

My friends and I started to pick out names and a outfit for this great gift that would touch all of our lives very soon.  On June 7th, 2008Paxton William Nelson was born.  He was 4lbs 6oz.  My best friend Cindy was there with me for support.  It was like a huge party for one special boy.  My other 2 children came to see their new brother.  I called my Pastor to come babtize Paxton.  It was such a magical time.  I went back to my room to take a nap and was called down to be with him because his heart was not doing well.  It was 1:20am June 8th, and my little angel went to heaven. 

I am so blessed that God choose me to be his Mother.  Paxton will always be with us.  This winter everyday that the sun is out I have seen a rainbow and I know he is watching over me.  My son Preston will look at the Moon and Stars at night and say my baby brother lives in the sky and everynight he looks out the window and says “Good Night Paxton”.


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