One of the first questions we received after Caroline was born was, “Who does she look like?”
At first I didn’t know. Because of her syndrome, it was hard to compare Caroline’s features to those of her parents. All I knew was that she was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen.
As Caroline grew, it became clear that she looked more like her daddy. She had his blue eyes, and when she slept near her sleeping dad, it was obvious that they were closely related.
Caroline had the most beautiful locks of blonde curly hair that the nurses at the hospital pointed out as rare for a newborn. Her curly hair was from her grandmother.
One feature that Caroline inherited from me was a gift of long eyelashes. She had naturally curled, dark eyelashes like her momma.
It was fun to see who we saw in Caroline, but it didn’t matter to us who she looked like. She was her own person, our sweet, strong daughter who fought to spend time with her family.