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.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

To the "strangers"...

For some of the people who have made a huge impact on my life this year...

You have welcomed us into a community family.

You have been honest.

You have been cheerleaders.

You have been a shoulder to cry on.

You have been a soft place to fall.

You have given me points of reference (of greatness).

You have shown me the reality of this journey.

You have selflessly shared personal, intimate thoughts and details about your family and your life so that I could thrive.

You were strangers that quickly became some of my greatest friends.

You have been there in the middle of the day and night.

Some of you knew like us that this would be a part of your life story.  Others were surprised. 

Regardless, our paths have crossed and intertwined and for that I am so incredibly grateful.

Thank you to all my new friends this year.  Whether local or continents away, the footprint you've left in our life story will always be.

Merry Christmas and getting ready for the big 1!

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Gift of Possibility

I am joining with some incredible friends this month to share the gift of possibility.

Months back, a new friend asked me to join her on a new adventure.  We shared a passion for getting women REAL information.  We had a desire to connect with moms and families receiving a diagnosis.  We felt a calling to do something and work to change the hearts and minds of some in the medical community that viewed T21 as an anomaly to rid the world of.

And so it began.

We are now a dozen or so women strong and working out details and preparations to launch our new venture.  Until then, however, we have been working in many ways to support our mission.  Today, we invite you to join us in connecting with the medical community.  Send a holiday card and/or note to medical professionals in your area that you feel need to see what life with T21 can look like -- not the textbook version of all that may come our way, but what a snapshot in time looks like with our family.

Join us and make change in hearts and minds in your community. Share the gift of possibility.

2013 Holiday Card Campaign