Jenelle and I are expecting our first child next February. In July we found out our baby Joey was diagnosed with a severe Neural Tube Defect and is not expected to live more than a day. To celebrate her all too brief life Jenelle and I are making a list of experiences she would have had if she wasn’t expected to leave us so soon.
Joey’s List: Little Italy
This week we met with the comfort team at Columbia Presbyterian that will make Joey’s birth as gentle and memorable for us all.
Here is a window our Joey could be looking out one day. Jenelle and our doctor were chatting about immigration tests. Joey’s doctor is from Italy, one of our very favorite places in the world.
Since we aren’t going to be able to bring Joey to Rome, we decided to do the next best thing. On our way we decided to shop a bit in Little Italy. (Admittedly, the gap between “best” and “next best” is quite wide.)
While we have other Italian adventures planned, they all pale to Rome. Two years ago I never even thought about visiting Italy and it saddens me our Joey will never visit the Eternal City, one of the places her parents love most.