Monday, March 21, 2011

World Down syndrome Day .....

" Human genetics can be summarized in this basic creed.
In the beginning is the message, and the message is in life, and the message is life.
And if the message is a human message,then the life is a human life".~Dr.Jerome Lejeune,who discovered the the extra chromosome responsible for Down syndrome

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We are loving that extra chromosome in this house and are so absolutely blessed by all that it brought with it 4 years ago.Zoey's light shines brightly on us daily and continues to be the force behind us living our lives more fully and loving each other more deeply.Not to mention the beautiful other faces,sporting that extra chromosome,that have enriched us beyond belief.This community of chromosomally enhanced beauties has been a remarkable source of support and an unending message of hope and inspiration.We thank all of you that have let us into your lives and more importantly, have shared your journey's with your amazing children with us.

Speaking of little beauties.Here is the precious Addy and we were lucky enough to have her come visit for Ella's birthday bash and spend the last 4 days with us.She is so darling and has been good as gold and,boy has she loved the boys in our house.Big and little.She was quite smitten with Mark and Matt actually.Will share more of our visit and Ella's party later.For now I leave you with Miss Addy dancing with Jake.So cute,aren't they?

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17 comments:

Rochelle said...

ADORABLE! Happy WDS day to you guys. We love our extra too!

The VW's said...

LOVE that quote! And, I love those adorable pictures! Can I just tell you how jealous I am that you got to spend time with so many extra-chromosome cuties?! That must have been a room full of love!

Personne said...

What a wonderful day!

Jamie said...

omg!! look at her lil glasses! hee hee adorable! Just checkin on ya Miss Zoey..yup still adorable :)

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Personne said...

Thank you. Your comment was such a wonderful thing to come home to tonight. Very hopeful.

Scrappy quilter said...

Adorable is right...just so cute. And I'm glad to be sharing this day with you my friend. It's a wonderful journey we are all on..tough at times and yet all so very worth it. Hugs and love

Cammie Heflin said...

Thanks again for having us!!! We had such a wonderful time!!! Can't wait to get together again!!!

Chris, Becca, Abby and Jocelyn said...

So wonderful to meet you too! Zoey is so cute. Loved when her and Jocelyn sat and played at the bubble tower:) Look forward to seeing more cute pics....

Elizabeth said...

So, SO cute!

Anonymous said...

Right on Addy - Yes indeed there are great "guys" in the Needham household - big & small!
Cute photos

Aunt Bluebelle

Becca said...

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!!! I love how our children have enriched our lives beyond anything we could ever have imagined. We are truly fortunate to love and be loved by such amazing little ambassadors of goodness and acceptance.

Shelly Turpin said...

Beautiful pictures! So cool that y'all got to spend some time together!

Anna said...

Been a little MIA. Miss G is keeping me busy. ;) THe pics and updates for the birthday girl and boy were great. And your photos and houseguests- I wont say Im jealous. I dont look good in green.... but wish I was there. With Miss G of course. Hugs to all of you!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

Happy World Down Syndrome Day to you too!!!! Love the pics! And isn't this "chromosomely enhanced" community just great?! you know it! Enjoyed your post. ;)

Karol said...

One word........JEALOUS!!!!

blogzilly said...

I'm thinking Dr. Jerome had a VERY interesting looking bong, cause I have read and re-read that quote a dozen times and still can't fully understand what it means. ;)