We like to think we have control over the direction of our lives. We have a certain set of beliefs that we think will never change. Change is frightening sometimes. Many of our beliefs are often preconceived notions based on prejudices we learned at a very young age.
Heath White felt his life was perfect until his unborn daughter was going to be born less-than-perfect. Life took Heath into a dark place before he realized what was really important and what the true definition of “perfect” really was. Find out what drastically changed Heath’s perspective throughout the next 12 slides.
12. Heath Always Strived For Perfection
Heath White had always striven for perfection throughout his life. The pilot who became FBI agent wanted everything in his life to be without fault. White’s real test came when he found out his wife Jennifer was pregnant with their second child, Paisley. His reaction in slide #11 might surprise you.
11. Finding Out The Bad News About The Birth
Heath’s daughter was to be born with Down Syndrome, something far from what he might consider perfection. His wife Jennifer explains that the fact she would not be “perfect” had crushed him. He even insisted the couple go through with an abortion. Read a little more about Heath and Jennifer’s history in slide #10.
10. Daughter’s Condition Causes A Rift
Heath and Jennifer met in middle school and became instant soul mates. He proposed to Jennifer in front of his Air Force graduating class and the two began a long and healthy life together. The news of their new daughter Paisley’s birth caused a rift between them and their close relationship.
9. Their Relationship Takes A Dark Turn
The couple grew distant and they admit the news had brought their relationship into a very dark place. When she was born, he even felt alienated from his daughter. Perhaps it was because this was out of his control, but find out what changed their father-daughter bond in slide #8.
8. A Newfound Love
Heath was playing with baby Paisley one day, giving her raspberries and tickling her and it caused her to giggle and laugh. The sound resonated with Heath who had an epiphany. His daughter was just like any other kid and deserved the same love that every child deserves from his or her parents.