What a day of celebration for all people who happened to have or be lucky enough to love someone with that magical chromosome. What an honor to write a post to celebrate this day!
I want to take this opportunity to show you in words as well as pictures how amazing these individuals are. I hope I can do them justice because honestly it is hard to find the words to truly explain the gifts they bring each of us every day.
Like every community there are faces. Beautiful faces and behind those faces are amazing families and friends. This post is dedicated to all of them. To all those people who are accepting of others. To those people who lend a hand to help someone who needs their help.
We as special needs parents who are raising a child right now are so lucky. So lucky to have networks of support and information that will only make it easier for our children to be the best they can be. I see the acceptance loud and clear. It startles me sometimes because I don’t always expect it. People actually go out of their way to not only accept my daughter but to love her too. We are blessed!
I am not blind though I know there are others that may not be as accepting and I also know she is still a baby. What’s not to love in a baby, right? I know there will be times where she is not going to be accepted the way my boys are. That is why this day is important. It is one day to raise our voices for our children. Make people aware of what Down Syndrome is and educate people.
These young adults go to college, they hold jobs, they have friends, they get married. I could go on and on. They are people, people who offer a whole lot to others.
I love blogs! I love blogging and I love to read blogs. I have been following them since my daughter was born. I am not sure if she is the reason I started following them or if they just became popular around the time of her birth but they make me happy. Most of all they educate me especially on Down Syndrome. I have learned so much from fellow bloggers on therapy, diet, and education options just to name a few. They lift me up and that is why I am introducing Brit and her sweet baby Katie.
Brit and I connected shortly after I started blogging. We have a lot in common we were both boy moms before our girls were born and Brit also follows a Gluten Free/Dairy Free diet for herself and all of her children AND homeschools. WOW! Match made in heaven right?
Brit says ‘Katie will be 16 months on the 21st. She was diagnosed with Down Syndrome after birth, though it would not have mattered to them when they found out. They were overjoyed with her from the moment they knew about her. She is one healthy, fiesty, smart, and lovable little girl. She loves being involved in whatever the family is doing, she adores her three big brothers, and some of her favorite activities are “dancing” to music, swinging in the swing, and playing in the bathtub. She is truly a blessing to their family, and her smile lights up the entire house.’
To follow Brit and her family through homeschooling, family adventures, and the joy of raising a child with Down syndrome you can find her at All My Little Wonders.
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