On November 18 2009 at 4:02 am William Alan Bartosch was joyfully welcomed into our family. He weighed in at 7 lbs 9 oz and 20 in long. We were stunned to discover that he was born with Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome. We love him unconditionally from the top of his toe-head to the tips of his toes. We know that this diagnosis will not define him. He is a happy, healthy little boy that just happens to have an extra chromosome.

Follow us on this unexpected and exciting journey as we learn how to live life Will's Way.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Life and Coffee

Have you ever been sitting in church listening to the homily...and think to yourself...'is he talking directly to me?' ? That happened to me at church this weekend.

We had a visiting priest that gave a great analogy of life to coffee. He said our lives are like coffee. If we just take whole coffee beans and pour water over them, on the other side we just get brown-colored water that tastes gross. But if we grind up the beans and then pour water over them, we get a wonderful version of water on the other side called COFFEE!

We too need to be ground up sometimes. We have to be ground by the stuff of life and carry our crosses and on the other side is a better version of ourself. On the other side of our crosses is salvation. On the other side of being ground up by life we find God:)

I guess what I thought this meant for me is that Will is going to help me be a better version of myself. He is going to help me come closer to God. He is going to teach me more about love, compassion, understanding and patience than I would ever have learned if I hung out all day in Italy with brown-colored water taking it easy.

He will make us ALL a better version of us:) Thanks Will!


Kelle said...

Oh, he made me smile so big! He's precious! Thanks for your comment. What a love he is.

Anonymous said...

Dre . . you are exactly right. That little man is going to grow you and challenge you to be the best possible person you can be and in the process teach you more about love. Both a parents love for a child but also about God's amazing, awesome love for us as His children!