“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you.”
~A.A. Milne, from "Winnie the Pooh"

Monday, April 4, 2011

Blog's Mission Statement

Just a little side note..The New York Times ran an article in their May 7, 2007 issue about Down's Syndrome. They stated that with current trends in prenatal screening, 90% of babies who are diagnosed with DS before birth in the United States are aborted. And in other parts of the world, these babies are considered to be less than human and are often placed in orphanages and mental institutions where they are exposed to horrible depravities. I am going to jump on my soapbox here for a minute. 1 in every 733 births (approx) brings to this world an extra special being. A little angel who will bring such beauty and light into the lives of those around them. I'm not an advocate for or against abortion but I know in my case, it has never been an option. Fear of the unknown should not motivate one to end a life that would be an immense blessing. Do kids with Down's sometimes come with extra issues? Yes. But I have to say, after being little Lydia's mama for the last three months, that she is well worth the little bit of extra work. We brought her home on a feeding tube (which I hated) and a heart monitor (which was a pain in the neck) but I have had the joy of watching her shed both. I have had the immense pleasure of watching the world through her beautiful eyes and have learned so much about strength, determination, and love by watching her grow! I've said it before, but it deserves to be repeated. Every smile from her is a gift! This is my mission...to spread the love I have for my beautiful daughter to everyone I meet, and if that changes even one heart, then I will stand in front of my Maker with a big smile on my face because I have accomplished something great.


  1. This is beautifully said, love it! I love your slideshow on the sidebar too- so sweet!

  2. Thanks! My hubby really is wonderful!! :)


Yes, I read every single comment and I love them all! Please leave us one (and imagine me doing a happy dance when I see it!)