Mary Evelyn Smith and her husband were married in 2009. Three years later they were expecting their first baby – a little boy. The 20-week ultrasound revealed some concerns and a specialist at maternal fetal medicine confirmed their son’s diagnosis of spina bifida.
Now Simeon is three years old and has a little sister named Franny. Mary Evelyn shares the distinct and difficult experience that ensued when her daughter was born and she realized just how hard things had been when she became a mom the first time.Simeon attracts a lot of attention when the Smith’s go out, which is mostly well-intended and generous, but can also get tiring. Mary Evelyn shares one particularly memorable outing. For more of her great stories, you can visit her blog, What Do You Do, Dear?