I am finally getting around to acknowledging this month that never in my wildest dreams thought I’d/we’d celebrate. October is Down Syndrome awareness month. My life is so much richer because of the gift we’ve been given with Caroline. The rockstar of our house, the apple of all our eyes—she’s a blessing. Life isn’t all easy. I feel tinges of sadness and even jealousy of the moms whose kiddos with Ds say complete sentences, are potty trained, and seem to not have the developmental delays that Caroline has, but I’ve been given Caroline— who is unique, beautiful, loves ballet, is definitely learning in school, gives the best kisses, looks better than anyone I know in the color brown, and shines such a bright light in this often dark world. I’m grateful to God for this precious creature and wouldn’t have her any other way. #downsyndrome#nothingdownaboutit 💙💛 #luckyfew#extrachromosomeextracute#extrachromosomeextralove
The R word. I can't even force myself to type it. It's a disgusting and terrible word. Whenever I hear someone say it, I cringe and feel a pit in my chest. It's a word used for harm and hate. When I first heard it, I wondered what on Earth it meant and when I found out, that was it, I changed. I never would have thought that people used such a harsh word towards such wonderful people. The R word should stop...it has to stop. It has to stop for you and me. It has to stop for our children who don't understand it yet and should never have to. It has to stop for everyone with an intellectual and/or physical disABILITY that makes them beautiful inside and out. It has to stop for this world to be a better place. There is so much hate in this world and getting rid of the R word a good start. Together we CAN. Together we CAN get rid of the R word for good so our children never have to live in a world with such a terrible word. In fact, let's replace the R word, with a different R word. The R word should mean Respect. Radiant. Radical. Of even Rainbow and many many many more. Comment down below what you think the R word should be.
With that, let's all join the fight against the R word! To show that you're part of this and want to change our world for the better, use the hashtag #getridoftherword and #downsyndromebutterflies .
Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful day and remember to live to love and inspire!❤️💙💛💙
Anyway, Happy 16th Day of Down Syndrome Awareness month everyone! I hope you're all having a great day full of lots of blue and yellow and smiles all around☺️😘
Did you know that Down syndrome is the most common birth abnormality in the U.S? About 6,000 babies are born with T-21 yearly in the Unites States. The proper medical term for Down Syndrome is Trisomy 21 and is caused by an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. Resulting in 47 chromosomes in the DNA. Typical individuals have 46 chromosomes. 23 from each genetic donor. T-21 is not a disease and is not curable. The extra chromosome was built into the individual's DNA from the moment of conception. People with Down syndrome are completely unique. Each person's DNA is one of a kind. That is why there are so many different people with various abilities with T-21. Everyone with Down Syndrome is a person first! With speaking about people with Down syndrome say "person with Down Syndrome. Or baby with Down syndrome" NEVER SAY "down's person. Or Down's baby". Those are very offensive terms and people first language is always preferred. People are not defined by T-21! And it is not the only thing about them. Down syndrome is incredible!! #enjoythejourney#downsyndrome#t21#love#incredible#luckyfew#hollandtourguide#lifeisbetterwithyou#downsyndromeawareness#extrachromosomeextralove#sototallyworthit#ergonomiccrochethook#blueandyellow #💙💛 #downsyndromeawarenessmonth