March is always a busy month around here. It kicks off with us celebrating my husband’s birthday and doesn’t stop until World Down Syndrome Day has come and gone. Robert celebrates his birthday only days before World Down Syndrome Day. We stay up prepping for both, as they are both special celebrations in our home.…
We used to share stories about Robert on a password-protected website. Here’s a journal entry from 2016, about Robert’s first steps. Enjoy this way-back Wednesday post!
Friendships and Social Skills
We all want our children to have friends. We want them to develop healthy social skills, get along with others, and have someone they can trust to play with and confide in. Knowing our son is different, we anticipated he’d have trouble making and keeping friends. That didn’t make this morning easier. We saw a…
Strike a pose
When Robert was selected to be on the Mom & Caregiver magazine cover, I didn’t know what to expect. Kids can be so unpredictable, and we were coming out of Covid restrictions. How would he react? Would he participate willingly? What were they expecting of him? The magazine called me and gave us some ideas…
How is it possible to look at you and immediately be taken back to those first breaths you took? Or, to think it’s only been a few weeks since you took your first tentative steps? It’s been 8 wonderful years, but I remember each one still so clearly. When Robert was born, I was given…