World Down Syndrome Day!!

21 Mar 2011 by admin, Comments Off

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Today is the first World Down Syndrome Day that we are celebrating as parents of a child with Down syndrome, and I am very excited! I am so very proud of my beautiful, talented, brilliant, funny boy. I am so grateful for the gifts he has given us, for the love he has shown us, and for all the ways he has changed our lives.

To be honest, I never thought I would be on this end of the celebration, but I couldn’t picture it any other way now. A lot of people used to ask me if I could go back in time and change things, would I, and the answer is always no. On many occasions that answer has been met with shock or disbelief, but I honestly wouldn’t change a thing. Memphis is who he was always meant to be, and I could never imagine him any differently. In the face of tremendous obstacles Memphis has worn a smile, he has taught me more strength and wisdom than I ever could have known without him, and I am so proud of who my son is. I wait, with great anticipation, to see the ways in which Memphis will change the world.

I stand with the other mothers and fathers of children and adults with Down syndrome and I proudly celebrate today, because it truly is a celebration. Without our children the world could never be as bright or beautiful. I hope you all find a way to celebrate as well.

And if you haven’t taken the pledge yet, please visit The R-Word and help change the world for Memphis and all children with disabilities. SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD!!

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!!!

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