Friday, March 21, 2014

WDSD 2014 ...

World Down syndrome Day that would be. A day in the year set aside to stop and pause.  And unite.  Celebrating the magic of that extra chromosome.  March 21st.  3rd month in the calendar year and the 21st day of the month.  Representing the triplication of the 21st chromosome found in people who have Down syndrome.  Just another day really.  We live the magic everyday.  As well as the reality of  some of the difficulties that came with that diagnosis.  But to appreciate anything in its entirety, one must recognize and acknowledge the hardships that exists alongside the joy.  Or at least that is something I find I need to do.

My little sidekick.  My buddy.  My heart.  She has been one of the single greatest gifts to me in this life.  I do consider myself to be one of the lucky few.

And if you have the 5 minutes, would you PLEASE  watch this video?  I promise you will not be disappointed.  I found the entire piece to be amazing.  I found these kids to BE absolutely AMAZING.


Anonymous said...

I love these new pics of our Goddaughter!! We are so blessed to have Zoey in our lives!!

heather said...

We definitely the lucky ones! Xo

Peter Olson said...

That was a very well done and educational video.

The more that I learn, the more I realize how little that I know and/or understand. ~ ?

Thank you for sharing the adorable photos and video.

The Wyrd One said...

Thank you for the movie, it was so well done and acted.

Love Zoey's smile, it is beautiful!

krlr said...

I hadn't seen that video yet - love it!
I sort of skipped 3/21 this year but am weirdly guilt free as we, like you, live the magic every day. Or at least that's what I'm telling myself :)