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.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Celebrating another new friend!

I've meaning to write this post for awhile, but it hasn't happened. This is the perfect time, though because Owen has a new special friend in his life: Miss Sherry! And this week is her birthday, so.....

♪♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪  Happy, happy birthday Sherry!! ♪♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

We met Sherry through the I Run For program. It matches up runners with people that may not be able to run for themselves. Now, I was hesitant to sign up at first. I don't want to lead any of my kids down a path of "you'll never be able to..." But the friendships and genuine care/concern that I have seen on the sure are awesome. My new hope: someday O will run for someone who can't :)

I have met more families and feel like it is a whole new set of prayer warriors for our family. It has also been a cool way to spread the word about DS and what it is really like. I do feel the more people who can see our daily lives understand how little DS really impacts us each day. One step at a time!

There is a ginormous waiting list of runners who would like to be matched with someone to dedicate their runs to. If you feel the call, register yourself to run or your kiddo to be matched!

How to get involved: