Lacey Buchanan will be celebrating Mother’s Day tomorrow, along with many other women who are lucky enough to be moms. Lacey’s son, however, is not like most sons.
Christian is one of fifty babies who were born with a severe case of cleft lip and palate. He was also born without eyes, leaving many people to stare at him when Lacey takes him out in public.
Lacey calls her one-year-old a “miracle” and has posted a viral video about life with Christian, detailing her pregnancy, as well as how hard it has been to raise a baby born with his condition.
The seven minute long video was originally posted on Godtube, and shows Lacey holding Christian, who is facing away from the camera, while she shows a series of cards and photos about her life and her baby’s.
Huffington Post reports that Buchanan described going out in public with her newborn baby by writing:
“I couldn’t go anywhere without someone doing something to point out Christian. Some people would even ask me, ‘What’s wrong with your kid?’”
She writes that one day:
“One girl even told me I was a horrible person for not aborting Christian in utero.”
But her story gets better. As the months went by, Lacey noticed that, “When people would stare, Christian would start giggling, and they would giggle too.”
Instead of being horrified by how her baby looked, people began to tell her that he was an inspiration to them, and people would even come up to her on the street to talk with her about her son.
Lacey Buchanan posted her video about a mother’s love as a way to show what life has been like with Christian. According to Digital Journal, Lacey was blown away by the huge response her video has received. She stated:
“I am absolutely blown away by the response that the video has had. I never imagined it would be this big. Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting us in our journey!”
Check out Lacey Buchanan’s video about her son Christian below: