Thursday, May 13, 2010

Trisomy 18 and Pink Bows

Tonight I have the opportunity(privilege might be stretching it a bit for the sake of the listeners) to speak to a group of medical professionals in our area about genetics.  Specifically about Trisomy 18 and more specifically about Johanna.  Woot for letting a Mommy talk about her babies.

I must admit that for a variety of reasons I'm a little confused(humbled maybe?) that I would be asked to do this.  I am not a physician or a geneticist.  Everything that I've learned about genetics, chromosomes, and trisomies I have learned from Google and reading.

But being asked to speak in the capacity that I've been asked to speak will give me an opportunity to tell a secular group of medical professionals about our faith and how God has worked in our lives.  I'm excited for that reason alone.  A year ago I would have never dreamed that I would be getting the opportunity to share my faith with a room full of people that I don't know at all.  And somehow that seems a lot less intimidating than sharing my faith with any one of them one on one.  Yes I know it's strange and I have issues.

I'm finishing up the PowerPoint(it's really pretty in pink and gray), deciding on an outfit that looks professional while still being myself and is infused with a lot of pink(that's a must when I talk about my girl).  If you think of me lift me up to the Father this evening.


Mommy said...

yay nikki! i am so excited for you, and i most def will b praying for you.

Emma and Company said...

Wow, that sounds wonderful! I will be praying your message gets to the doctors and they understand how powerful God is in all of this!

Jennifer said...

can't wait to hear all about it!!

Monica said...

I am so excited that you were able to give these medical professionals the parents point of view, and a Christian parents point of view. What an awesome opportunity! I can't wait to hear how it went!

Holly said...

I think that's awesome you are getting to speak to the medical community! Hope it goes well!