Wednesday, March 21, 2012

World Down Syndrome Day

March 21 (3-21) has become a special day for us.  Today we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.  We celebrate Daniel and so many others who carry three copies of the 21st chromosome.


I remember learning about World Down Syndrome Day last year, wondering if our boy would be born with Down syndrome.  Wondering what life would be like for us if he were to be born with an extra chromosome.

It has certainly been an eventful year!  Our eyes have been opened to a whole new world of love, determination, triumph, and celebration.  I say this all the time, but it’s worth repeating: We are truly blessed!

My hope is for everyone to not just accept, but LOVE Daniel and all those who sport an extra chromosome.  I pray that the 90% of women who choose to terminate their pregnancies upon receiving a Down syndrome diagnosis will know that their child would not be suffering, nor would they be a burden.  Daniel alone is proof of that.  He has brought more joy to our family than we ever thought possible.

We love you, sweet sweet Daniel. From your wild-man hair, to your sparkling blue, almond-shaped eyes, to your bent pinkies, pudgy legs and sandal-gap toes…there’s an awful lot to love and be thankful for.

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

P.S. – there’s a blog hop going on.  Find more at My Stubborn Miss


  1. 90% of pregnancies terminated! What! That breaks my heart in two. Thank you for sharing your story and giving all of us the chance to fall in love with Daniel ourselves!

  2. Happy WDSD! He is just beautiful!

  3. My goodness, he is such a beautiful boy!! Happy World Down syndrome day :)

  4. Such Bright, Beautiful, Blue, Brushfield spotted eyes!!!

  5. I can't stand how cute he is!!!!

  6. That boy slays me. He's gorgeous! And your family is awesome and inspiring. I'm glad I get to keep up on you through your beautiful blog.