"An extra little Chromosome thats all it is, you see. Where all of you were born with 2, my angel was blessed with 3."
October is a very special month in our family. Not only is it the month of ghosts, goblins, and candy. It's the month where the world becomes alive with beautiful colors, the sound of leaves crunching under your feet, the smell of homemade soups on a Sunday afternoon. All of these things are the signs of October around our house.
But perhaps the thing that I love the most about October is the fact that we welcomed our beautiful little blessing into our lives. The one that runs around the house each day tearing things apart, but yet this same little one reminds me to live each moment as if it were my last. We are blessed that Rhett was born in October, because you see, October is Down syndrome Awareness Month. How cool is it that Rhett was born in the same month where we raise awareness about his little extra chromosome?
To do our part to raise awareness, we will be blogging each and every day throughout the whole month of October. Yes, each day you will all get to know a little more about how much an extra chromosome has touched our lives. Oh, and you can bet there will be lots and lots of pictures.
Rhett has brought our family closer than we ever thought possible. He has made Andy and I better parents, and he has taught our other children how to love unconditionally. What more could a person want or need?
Who would have known that such an amazing spirit could touch so many lives all at once, and that, is exactly what he has done. He has touched people from all over the world. So let's start today off by leaving a comment and saying "Hi." Tell us how you found us, after all, if you are reading this blog, you have been touched by someone who has Down syndrome.
May all of you feel as blessed and as loved as we do.
I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes of all time......
"If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you." -Winnie The Pooh
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