Wanna know something that will make you smile? This month we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day (March 21)! My mom didn’t know that before I was here. 😧
My mom didn’t know much about Down Syndrome either. Down Syndrome used to be something that she would look at with an expression of “awe”, but deep down was glad it wasn’t something that affected her.
That’s where God intervened and showed her that He makes no mistakes...ever. We are all
C💙L💛RFUL and unique! She learned to embrace differences in a personal way.... a way that wasn’t just accepting them from a far (with an “awe”), but in a way that was welcomed in her daily life. She truly started to embrace differences within her heart and it became a part of who she is today. 💜 Accepting differences in your head and accepting them in your heart are two different ball games. ❤️
One person can make a positive difference, just like I did! (I’m almost 3 years old and just getting started in making a positive change in the world around me!)
My mom and I want to assure you that there is nothing to fear when it comes to Down Syndrome! It’s just an extra chromosome that allows extra love to fill all who know us.
We are all C💚L🧡LFUL, unique, and full of purpose. Whether a skin color, limb difference, a wheelchair, braces, speech impairment, hearing loss, battles fought within, or an extra chromosome is what makes us different; we are all made in the image of God. We should be INCLUDED, LOVED, and ACCEPTED as we are, not based on how similar we are to another! We do better when we know better. That is why my mom writes and posts about the beauty of being unique, about acceptance, love, and how we can be a positive light in the midst of one’s darkness. She wants to share something so amazing with you, something so full of love and hope, that it changes you for the better... just like it did for her.
Here is a way you can spread Down Syndrome awareness and celebrate how unique and colorful we all are:
Wear colorful socks or mismatched socks on March 21 (World Down Syndrome Day)! It may strike up a conversation with someone that you can share something positively amazing with, too!
I write about life and family. My heart's desire is to educate as I am being educated, while inspiring and encouraging others through the beauty of Down Syndrome.