I recently became aware of this documentary called Deedah and Me about a big sister and her little brother who has Down syndrome. It struck me for a few reasons...one, obviously I love to see real people doing real life with Down syndrome sprinkled in because of course that is our life too and it is encouraging to me, you guys out there are encouraging to me...and it spurs me on to do better and to fight harder and to love deeper.
But it also struck me because Charlotte, the big sister, who is only in 2nd grade mind you is so articulate and so good with her brother....reminds me of a big brother in our house! I also found it funny that Deedah is her nickname given to her by Jonathan, the little brother, as a result of him attempting to say sister.....and the nickname over here given by Reid, the little brother, is Dah for Luke as a result of him attempting to say brother (or at least that's how we think it came about) ;).
Lastly I was also struck by how articulate Jonathan is with his own words and clear thoughts especially being only 2 years older than Reid and it makes me wonder if Reid will make that much growth in the coming years....it made me happy to see Jonathan just being a little boy, and what a darling little boy he is!!
The vision of this video is to help promote Down syndrome awareness in the community, for expectant parents, and for schools as well. I think showing this in classrooms is a great way to start the conversation regarding special needs and addressing the issue of bullying in school. If you wish to sponsor a school or Dr. office or even a library you can go to their website and buy it at their cost which is $6.00 + SH or get your own copy right now for $9.95.
**Before watching the trailer be sure to pause my music at the bottom of the blog.
I am blessed to be married to an incredibly loving and kindhearted man, Toby, and I am a mom to 2 boys...I am in the chapter of my life that involves baseball games, homework, playdates, diapers, and dump trucks. It is simply the best! With every part of my being I love being "Mom" and have learned the depth at which my heart can go when our youngest son was born with Down syndrome. This blog was created to connect with other families on this same journey that an extra 21st chromosome presents. Join me as I journal about Down syndrome, life, and raising Reid and his big brother Luke.