Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy WDSD, Short And Sweet Style

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We've been away for nearly a week, travelling the Pacific Northwest and visiting family.  I'll detail that trip over the next several days, but since today is 3/21, World Down Syndrome Day (3 copies of the 21st chromosome - 3/21 - if any of you non-Ds-related friends were wondering), I should certainly focus on that first and foremost.  However, we arrived back home last night at the frightening hour of 1am, I've kept Samantha off school today (it would be horribly unfair to all parties involved to have her attend class and therapy on 5 hours of sleep), and I'm about to get ready to go into work late, so I'll have to keep it short and sweet. 

Down syndrome has changed our lives in an astronomically huge, unvelievably complicated, beautifully enriching, perfectly perfect way.  Down syndrome has brought us, among so many other things, knowledge, acceptance, advocacy, friendship, heartbreak, beauty, patience, love, and happiness.

We have a child, one more amazing than any other we could ever possibly imagine, and for that we are eternally grateful.  World Down Syndrome Day helps us to spread awareness, to celebrate and share everything she has brought us, everything each and every person with Down syndrome has brought to the world. 

So, in keeping with short and sweet (yikes, I have to get ready for work!), some sunshine from my sunshine to you.

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!!!

(pics from August, 2010)

8 comments:

Leah said...

Happy WDSD to you guys too! Hope you enjoyed the rainy NW while you were here!

Rochelle said...

Happy WDSD to you guys. Can't wait to hear about your vacation.

Jenny said...

Happy World Down syndrome Day to you and Sammi!

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

Hope your trip was amazing. Sorry we didn't get to connect. One day soon I hope. Happy WDSD to you and your beautiful girl, who rocks that extra chromosome like no other!!

lovemy3 said...

Happy WDSD! I hope everyone has recovered from vacation!

teal915 said...

Hope you all had a great day : )

Lisa said...

happy WDSD! Can't wait to see the vacation pictures - these two are adorable!

sally carter said...

Happy happy WDSD bloggy friend with gorgeous daughter! Hope your trip was amazing. The hubs' family were in Washington state for the first years of our marriage - I thought all of America was grey and uniform and rainy. Fortunately, they all moved to California. That's a whole different kettle of architecture / weather / style! On the other hand, geography was never a strong point, so maybe you went somewhere completely different and I'm rambling up the wrong street! Love you either way - thanks for brightening my day!