Shaken but still united.
Those are the words that come to my mind when I think over the last week.
Ive watched us Mommies, Daddies, Aunts and Uncles be slightly shaken.
We've heard all kinds of things recently.
Fetal Surgery, What if, Could Have, Improvement, No shunt, Shunt, Walking, Not walking, percentages, and on and on the list goes.
For those who went through the surgery with their babes. An amazing victory. A punch to the air and a big whoop. maybe some feelings of defensiveness for choosing the surgery.
For those who entered the study but didnt get chosen. Maybe a feeling of defeat. Questions and whys. Maybe some punching of faces instead of air.
For those who were advised against the program completely or chose not to look into it. Confusion, fear and a slew of what Ifs
We could beat ourselves up, We could fight each other, or we could wallow in self-pity and guilt.
But naaaaa. We might be shaken up a bit. We might wonder some. We might have those moments.
But We are still UNITED!
and honestly, no matter what side of the fence you are on. Or maybe you just plain straddle it. Being united is what clearly matters most.
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