This is something I posted on my Facebook page today...I am overwhelmed by the number of people who have already done it or shared the photos. It is heartwarming to know how many people in my life are so accepting of these differences. Although, it shouldn't be such a surprise as I have really made a conscious effort to surround our family with love and peace (as much as humanly possible, of course!).
I know this will be the first of many years celebrating this day. I am so lucky to have found a new family in those who also love someone with designer genes!
Family and friends ~ My challenge for you is to change your adorable profile pics for a day to honor our journey with Owen for 3/21, is World Down Syndrome Day. I have included a few ideas in case you would like to borrow one :)
In getting to know over a hundred families who are now learning about Down syndrome first hand, it is so clear to me that it doesn't take anyone "special" to raise a child with DS. It just takes a loving family that is committed to raising children.
My hope is that by touching the lives of those around us, one day I can offer support to a family struggling with this diagnosis and help them understand one big idea-- babies with Down syndrome are just that--BABIES.
Love to you all!
Our journey through a prenatal Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) diagnosis and beyond
I wish it were possible to recognize at the beginning of our life’s story what an incredible journey we are truly on. If so, I would have sat down years ago and begun documenting all the ordinary and extraordinary events in this amazing life I have been blessed with. Sometimes, though, it may take just one more thing to open your eyes into the beauty of the life you have led and causes you to pause and truly count the blessings that are now so many they will never be enumerated.
If you are just joining us, please go back to September 2012 to get caught up.