Even though Mother Nature decided to have it rain all day, our annual Walk With Us event was amazing. A huge thank you to everyone who braved the weather and joined us. Willow is so lucky to have such supportive friends and family. #walkwithus2017#theluckyfew
[the after party 🎉 🎉 🎉] thank you all for your birthday wishes for Henry, he had such a great party, you should have seen him laughing and dancing with his friends. He was pretty wiped out after the party, so we took it easy today. Dad left early this morning, so it was just Mom and Henry. We took a quick trip to Island Park (where mom tried to figure out the manual settings on her camera) and had a picnic, followed by a long nap and an early bedtime. What a wonderful weekend. #lifewithhop
I think having a brother with Down syndrome is God's GREATEST gift to my life (& arguably my family's). My viewpoint was the complete OPPOSITE growing up & at times, I actually resented God for "doing this to my brother."
Talk about the B I G G E S T eye opener when he told me years ago that I was the one that needed to get over my ego, OPEN my eyes & heart, because Bobby is completely content & kicking ass to the absolute BEST of his ability every single freaking day!!!!!!!!!
Because of him I have a different perspective on life & tend to see POTENTIAL in others, that they often struggle to see in themselves. I've learned that everything we are going through & WILL go through happens to us for a REASON & we already have the STRENGTH to get through.
Thanks to my brother, my bestest friend, I was able to learn that it doesn't matter WHAT anyone says about you, WHAT their opinion is ... WE still have the ultimate decision to Wakeup each morning & conquer the day with our uniquely designed individual God-given talents. Don't you DARE let them go to waste .. you're a light in this world & your life has PURPOSE 🌟💙 #DownSyndromeAwareness#StepUpForDownSyndrome#20thAnnualWalk
Happy to be home with this little face and her dad!! I had a great weekend with my sisters and mom. Coming home is pretty nice too when this is what I get to come home to. She was well taken care of by her dad and they got in some good bonding time. #theluckyfew#sistersweekend#terreneaweekend#nothingdownaboutit
Exactly •|ONE YEAR|• has gone by since this picture was taken. I was about 22 weeks along then, we had known the baby was a boy for almost 10 weeks. What we didn’t know, was that we would be meeting him face to face almost exactly 9 weeks later. What we didn’t know, was just how perfect he was/is. We didn’t know he was surprising us with a little extra. A little extra love, a little extra strength, hope, fight, and so much more. He is the strongest and happiest little boy I know. I really miss having him inside my belly. I miss feeling those little kicks and wiggles; sometimes I swear I can still feel a baby kick (is this a thing or am I crazy? Lol). BUT, I’m so glad he’s here.. healthy, and growing much too fast. My life will never be the same because of him. He makes me who I am. I was designed to be is mama, to love and care for him. I feel so lucky that that is the case. My life is so much better because of him. ♥️
My entire caption did not post! Ugh! Okay so our Buddy Walk was today and my family wanted to say a big thank you for your donations and support! The world can be a scary place and that’s one of the reasons Flicks diagnosis was so hard for me, except for the occasional troll, we have had nothing but support. Not only just for us, but you guys for each other. I read all the comments and so many times I’ve seen all of you talk to each other in a loving and supportive way. I started this account about motherhood and having a child with a disability with honesty and sincerity. I can’t believe how much it’s grown. My family and I could never convey our gratitude, but thank you so much!!! Cheers to love, support, honesty, sincerity, and the Buddy Walk! We raised $4,125!!! I couldn’t be more proud!
We ended up at one of our favorite fall activities. We drove out to a tiny farm town which has a sweet petting zoo, haunted house, corn maze, etc. we go every year, this year we went too early in the season and unfortunately we didn't get to make our annual scare crow, we will have to get creative this year 😊but we had a great time once again. What are your favorite fall activities?
I'm NOTORIOUS for overpacking and have very little shame in my game. I also procrastinate when it comes to packing which is probably why I overpack. Now that we have a little one I decided to start packing a week and a half early. I'm also super excited for Greyson's first trip to the place I love to call home. Anyone have any tips on traveling with an infant on a red eye? Asking for a friend 😝...
Life doesn't have to stop when you become a caregiver. After her medically-fragile daughter was born, @meg_apperson found herself desperate to regain control of her life and spent three years in a "comfort zone". Click the link in our bio to read about her journey of letting go of the uncontrollable and experiencing life. "Don’t let your limitations in life make you miss out on experiencing all the good that’s out there in the world." #Springible