Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Word(y)less Wednesday + 1st Bloggiversary

John Michael hears an airplane...
Feeding Mitzi his freeze-dried apples

My glimpse into Heaven...

Well, I missed my 1st Bloggiversary. I began blogging on July 10, 2008, not sure what to say or whether anyone, ever, would read what I had to say, let alone want to leave a comment.
A year later, I have 43 public blog followers, many of whom I would easily count as my friends, although I've never met them personally. Blogging has been very good for me mentally. It would be impossible to gain all the wisdom and support from all these different bloggers around the world without the internet and the bond of the Ds community.
Thank you for reading, commenting, and allowing me to share a part of our world with you as well as sharing your world with me.
Below are two old posts from a year ago that perhaps no one ever read, but still move me to tears when I see them.
Please enjoy these, a moving video and a short photo story book from our local Down Syndrome Information Alliance of Sacramento.

Did you know that 90% of prenatal diagnoses of Down syndrome end in termination? That number is even higher in some European countries. It really is true that people with Down syndrome are more like us than different. Learn more about what's possible for the future of people with Down syndrome by watching the new inspirational film, Dreams in Reality, produced by the Down Syndrome Information Alliance of Sacramento, California.

Whispers of Hope, produced by the Down Syndrome Information Alliance of Sacramento, California, is a beautiful compilation of photos and stories about real families who have a child or grandchild with Down syndrome and their message of hope for a positive future. Click on the link to download this pdf file.


  1. Happy Bloggiversary!!! I'm so glad I found you, I really enjoy your blog.Here's to another good year!!!!!! CHEERS!!!

  2. Happy Blogoversary!
    I love that hat! He looks so cute!

  3. Happy Bloggiversary!!
    Keep on writing. I enjoy reading your blog. I also see blogging as mentally good for me. Thanks for opening your lives to us and following our blog as well.

  4. Congrats on your first year! Those pictures are great, I love his big blue eyes! I can't wait to get his afghan done!! It is turning out so beautiful!

  5. Happy Anniversary!!!! Love those photos!

  6. I am so close to my one year Blogiversary! So exciting! Darling pictures.

  7. Sorry this is belated but Happy Bolggiversary!!!!!!!!

    Love JM's hat, Adam has one just like it, he says he's Ryan from High school Musical when he wears it!!