Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A To Z Blogging Challenge fragile X

Fragile what?  I know this isn't a good character quality to have but this has been very instrumental in building my character.  When I was 29 I gave birth to my first child, a son, we named Daniel. 
After a few weeks it was apparent that something wasn't quite right.  Many months and doctor visits later, we were told that Daniel had Fragile X syndrome.  Upon further testing it was determined that I was a carrier.  However, later testing showed me that I have the full mutation of the gene so in a sense I have it too.  There are ways that I am effected by it.  So, to make a long story short, dealing with my son and dealing with my issues, has really turned me into a better person and has truly made me stronger.  As much as I would like all of this Fragile X stuff to go away, I wouldn't want to give it back for all the things I have learned from it.  I guess God gave me Fragile X as a vehicle to make me more like him.  I hope I have meet the challenge.


Ann Bennett said...

That is a double whammy. Life has no guarantees. My dad always told my older brother to not be fighting. People are more fragile than you think.

Take care.

holli said...

Thank you for posting about this. I am not familiar with this disorder and its interesting to know more about you and your family. Being diagnosed with any disease or disorder is always so hard but everyone I talk to says the same thing- they learn more about who they are. My mom suffers from Lupus. Its something we are all trying to understand more about everyday. I'm so glad to meet you! HUGS.

cleemckenzie said...

I learned a lot here today. So you can have this fragile X syndrome and never know it because the symptoms can be so mild as to be within what we'd label as "normal"?

This is such an interesting and touching story.

Unknown said...

What a blessing your son is and you are an angel! Thank you for sharing this unknown to me disorder - fragile X. I've taught elementary school for 32 years and don't seem to see the physical characteristics because the kids' personalities take over immediately - pretty cool how God takes care of all of us!
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Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball said...

very sweet. God can use all kinds of challenges to help us become more Christ-like. I value the lessons that come from caring for others with difficulties. It's certainly humbling, but it makes for a genuine life. all the false exteriors fall away, and you realize what's important.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

I stumbled across a site on Fragile X while researching my son's behavioral issues that sounded akin. Trails do make our lives richer and we become better for it. ((hugs))

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vickit43 said...

Thank you for sharing! I have never been tested to see if I am just a carrier or more. I am not sure I really want to know.

Susan Anderson said...

It was interesting to read more about fragile x. I'd heart you mention it before, but really didn't know what the characteristics were.