But it makes perfect sense. For every imaginable thing in this world there is a day (google it; it's fascinating-ish). Did you know there is an international bacon day?!? But although I love bacon, I do not care about its day.
I do care about World Down Syndrome Day now and my hope is that, through Owen and our family, you will too.
If you have a moment, take some time to visit the National Down Syndrome Society page to read all about what the day means and peruse the resources. I love how they chose March 21st or 3/21 to represent the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome (Trisomy 21 or Down syndrome).
One thing I have come to learn over the past weeks is that a diagnosis of DS (or anything for that matter) can come with lots of assumptions. It also comes with LOTS of misconception and misinformation.
As someone who might care about our family (if you put up with reading this blog you must like us a bit, at least!) I would love for you to better understand what we are up against with his diagnosis and, most importantly, that we really do not know what Owen's future holds (oh wait- that is just like the rest of us!). We do not know, for certain, what tomorrow will look like. Our kids are our life and we will continue to support and advocate them in any way possible. It would mean a lot if you would take a moment and visit the page, too, and join us on this journey.
Kate and I are having a girl's night out to commemorate this first World Down Syndrome Day.