Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day 31: We Made It! (Almost)

Wow, Day 31!  I almost made it through the month.  Not like Down syndrome awareness ever stops - it's continuous, fluid, a perpetual force that maintains a momentum created through the daily efforts of countless advocates and self-advocates world-wide.  And it's important.  I'm not militant by any means.  I intensely dislike shoving any kind of information down anyone's throats, preferring a more gentle approach.  I advocate through my day-to-day actions and interactions, through my blog, through my social networks...  But the 31 for 21 push is quite the exercise in staying power, and I certainly hope I have reached at least one new person in some way, showing people how ordinary our lives are, how Down syndrome should be celebrated, not feared, made fun of, ignored.

Tonight is Halloween.  Samantha is going to be a doctor (surprise surprise).  I'm hoping I can convince her to put her wig from Brave on as well, and she can be Dr. Merida, but we'll see...  I think I'll have a little breather for a few days, then pick up again next week with my usual posting schedule, but I promise, there will be photos.  :-)

Happy Halloween, Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Happy Post-Sandy Sunny Day, Happy Everything.   

6 comments:

wendy said...

Wow! Can't believe this is the last day of October already! You did a wonderful job posting throughout the month, and had great Question and Answers! Thanks! Claire is going as Pocahontas, but she only goes to about 4 or 5 houses and thats enough for her ( if there are any dogs barking she won't go)

Nan said...

Look forward to your regular schedule and following ... what IS your regular schedule???/

Deanna said...

I like the way you described our advocacy. I'm the same way with disliking "shoving" down people's throats. I've enjoyed your October blog series. And now we can both say PHEW-time to take a few days off at long last! (-:

Jenny said...

Loved reading all your posts this month Becca :)

Lisa said...

I'm with you! I'll may always be the most outspoken advocate in the room when it comes to Cate. But when it comes to being an advocate for DS I am more comfortable taking a gentler, more organic approach.

Kristi said...

I enjoyed reading your posts this month...and glad i found your blog too:))