Posted by: Susan | October 6, 2010

Looking for inspiration


Have I told you lately that my kids are awesome?  I mean all my kids!These 3 were such great helpers when they lived at home.  They continue to help our 3 kids with down syndrome even though the boys live out-of-state.  Derek and Dan chat on Facebook almost daily with April.  When they call they talk to all the kids catching up with their day-to-day lives.  April has been known to call one of her siblings for advice.  Many times she calls on her cell phone and I don’t find out until later.  That’s OK because she is an adult and doesn’t have to tell me her every move.

This month is Down Syndrome Awareness month.  At our house walking out the door and into the public eye is down syndrome awareness day.  It’s the same for every family that has a child with DS.  People are watching our families all the time to see how we will handle life’s situations.  At Dan and Lindsay’s wedding there was a lot of DS awareness going on.I am sure that most of the guests were wondering how the 3 kids with DS were going to act.  They were fine, thank you very much.  April and Jake danced every dance and Sam observed it all.  The kids were interactive with everyone there!

Jenny is a speech pathologist because of her sister.  She too blogs and is posting daily for DS Awareness Month.Her post today brought tears to my eyes.  She has also posted recently about having a sister with DS and Family Meals.  Jump on over and read her blog.  http://communicationskillsforlife.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/31-for-21-happy-birthday-henry/      It is nice to see how those siblings think. 

Looking for inspiration.  I don’t have to go far.  I see it daily in all my kids.

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