There are so many things I could write as I sit here and reflect on my life, thinking about how much has changed since I was told my daughter has Down syndrome. SOOOO many things. I will just make it simple and say that since Ella's birth my life has changed completely. I have friends, good friends, that I have met because of her. Our family is so much closer because of Ella. We live in a new state that we love, I have a job that I love (working with kids with disabilities) all because of Ella. I have learned to celebrate and truly feel the joy with every little milestone. I fully realize just how blessed I am.
Ella is quite the amazing kid, she is persistent, stubborn, smart, loving, sweet, sassy, STRONG willed, empathetic, (I could go on forever,) and most of all AMAZING!!!!!
Here she is 2 years ago on this day!
And yesterday, looking like a mess : ) We had gone to Special Olympics young athletes and then for a picnic at Lake Coeur d'Alene.