Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!!!

Today, the 21st day of the 3rd month, is the day that we celebrate across the world that special extra little chromosome that touches so many of our lives. The significance being 3 copies of the 21st chromosome, Trisomy 21 aka Down syndrome.

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.


8 comments:

kecia said...

so cute! I think I need one of those shirts for Bree...is it from word press?

Runningmama said...

Oh my goodness, how cute is she! Where did you get that adorable shirt?

Leah said...

Oh My Gosh! I just stumbled upon your blog, and I'm so glad I did! Ella Grace is soo precious! A little princess indeed :)

A friend of mine is currently adopting 2 little girls with Down Syndrome through Reece's Rainbow! She has a blog documenting her journey to bring them home! She hopes to print it out and make a book for them to read when they grow up :) http://snadoption.blogspot.com

Tsquared417 said...

Happy Day!! She gets cuter every picture!

Bethany said...

Oh my God, she is so damn cute. TELL ME that shirt is not the same one and that she doesn't still fit in it after two years!! Are you guys going to Orlando?

Emily said...

So CUTE! I need a boy version of that shirt! LOVE it!

Aunt Tami said...

My little niece is adorable as usual!! Love those long ponytails!! We love you and cant wait to see you all!!!!

ABandCsMom said...

She is sooo CUTE! I want a shirt like that for Carly!