Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stay Tuned

I know that I've been remiss with this whole blogging thing, but inspiration and motivation are on their way in the form of 31 for 21.

Don't know what that is?

Well, Ds is actually also known as Trisomy 21, a triplication of the 21st chromosome.

And October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

There are 31 days in October.


31 for 21.

I'll be doing my part to raise awareness, one post at a time.

Though, honestly, I won't just be talking about Ds.

I still have to catch you all up on what we've been up to lately.

And, ahem, not so lately.

*insert bad blogger slap on wrist here*

Don't you want to know about our vacation in Costa Rica?

And our trip to the the NDSC Convention?

What about that time we won a Wii?

I'll tell you about all that and more if you stick around.


Let me know you're here following along, k?

Not that I'm above talking/writing to myself, but still.

I like knowing that I have company on this journey.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Sometimes I want people - you know, those people - to have a kid with Ds so that they can finally get it. So that they can see that I'm no different from them. So they can understand what it feels like to want to protect your child with every fiber of your being. So they, too, can feel the pain that comes from the sting of ignorant words and can hope and pray, like I do, that their child never has to be the recipient of hateful slurs.

When they have that child, then they can step up and be an advocate and help me to help others to see the light that we see. Show them that it's not so hard to be decent. Show them that we feel the same love for our kids that anyone else would feel for theirs. Show them how our kids are so much more than the convenient butt of a tired joke.

But then...

I change my mind.


What if they don't change theirs?