In my last few posts I shared our story of finding out about Reid's diagnosis of Down syndrome...and though beginning this journey was indeed scary and it was indeed emotional and it was indeed not what I had anticipated for my son .............I would choose him over and over and over again extra chromosome and all! I would, I would absolutely choose this journey! I would choose to know this life that he has opened my eyes to. I would absolutely unequivocally choose him.
It is startling to me though that my choice is not statistically in the norm. Over 93% of these babies are aborted. 93%....wow, that is a staggering number. That is a number that tells me there are a lot of misconceptions about these amazing little people who grow into amazing adults who have much to offer to this world.
Absolutely, I would choose this precious gift of mine.....all. over. again.
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.