Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sometimes I Forget

Honestly.  Sometimes I truly forget that Faith has Down syndrome.   Quite often, actually.  I'm jolted back to reality of it when someone at the park asks if she has Down syndrome, or when a comment is made about how ' small she is for her age',  or when a doc that we've not seen before asks if she has any 'syndromes'.  

Oh yeah, she does.  She has Down syndrome.

Now though, when I get 'jolted' back to the reality that I have a child with Down syndrome, I am not horrified.  I am not sad.  I don't think about the 'what if's' anymore.  Instead, I am thankful.  Thankful that I have such an easy, fun loving and beautiful child...that just happens to have a little bit extra.  

I adore when Faith smiles and her little almond eyes wrinkle up....


How could I not be enchanted by her? 

She sparkles.

She shines.

Pure perfection in her Mama's eyes!


  1. Faith looks so much like my Lily, it makes me so excited for Lily to be that age. She is just so beautiful.
    I read your posts about her birth, and you hinted at some major depression afterwards- I would love to read about your journey out of it. You are obviously doing so well emotionally now!

  2. I couldn't agree with you more!!! I find that I am so in love with their Ds traits...my favorite being Ella's pinkies that curve in, her tiny nose and ears and of course those eyes!! We are so lucky!!!!!

  3. True perfection in these eyes as well!
    Beautiful thoughts, thanks for sharing!

  4. I agree with what Denise said about loving those special parts about kids with Down Syndrome. I love Faiths little almond shape eyes when they crinkle when she smiles at me. I love how she says dog dog when my dog passes by her. I love how she hollars out to the big kids in the yard as if to say can I come out to play with you? I love the shape of her head and her little peanut nose. I love her open mouth kisses. I love her spririt and her general just happy to be-ness. If that is such a word.
    Love you my Little Bubble Gum Peanut Princess.
    Love Auntie Teri x0x0x

  5. Hey Steph! Are ya'll doing to buddy walk? And, did you get my email? dolbydawgs75@yahoo.com