|From the first moment we laid eyes on Felix we were in love. He is perfect!|
When I first started this blog, it was heavy on my heart to raise awareness about how beautiful people with Down Syndrome are and how much they have to offer all of us. If I have impacted even one person's life by anything I have written here then I have achieved what I set out to do. I received a message about my blog this morning and I haven't felt this encouraged in such a long time. I had tears rolling down my face as I read it for the first time, and then cried again when I read it for the second time. I asked the person who sent me this message if it was OK for me to repost it on my blog. I hope it encourages other families of someone with Down Syndrome that there are beautiful people out there in the world; and I hope it encourages those who don't, to reach out to those around them with Down Syndrome.
This is the message I received about something which happened yesterday.....
|Just Daddy and Me|
I see now how a smile and a conversation, including someone in something can mean so much and make someone's day. Unfortunately in this society some people are still not accepting of all people, which saddens me. Your blog also opened my eyes as the woman I met today made me happy and my day. I enjoyed her company. I have been the one missing out. I have never excluded or ignored anyone or treated anyone different but nor have I included and reached out to anyone. This is what I'm most thankful for your blog inspiring me to make that effort. I look forward to seeing my friend tomorrow."
This person was very humble and didn't want any thanks, but I know those of you with loved ones with Down Syndrome will agree wholeheartedly with me when I say a huge thank you. I don't know the lady with Down Syndrome on the bus, but I do know that one day that could be Felix. What a touching thought to think that one day he may have a stranger start a conversation with him at a bus stop and be happy to sit next to him and chat. Maybe he will be able to tell someone what time the next bus is coming and reassure them that they haven't missed it. He could be the one to change a person's perception of people with Down Syndrome.
|I'm in love with this face|
Looking at my perfect little guy tonight, I am so thankful. He has already changed my life for the better and even though he is only 19 months old I can already see how his life has had an impact on so many people around him. I truly believe that Felix will be able to do anything he wants to do. He is an inspiration to me.