Today is October 1 (I know, I'm getting to this late...), which is the beginning of Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
I'm going to post something about Ds here every day this month, so stay tuned...
First, I want to encourage anyone/everyone who knows me to ask about John Michael and Down syndrome. Ask me what it's like... ask me about him and his abilities... it's OK. I LOVE to talk about him. And,... if you catch me on a bad day, that's OK, too. It's not all roses all the time (as with any child), but John Michael makes the world a better place and I wish more of my friends would feel more comfortable talking about it. I won't be offended, and I won't make you feel bad if you don't know "People First Language."
I've been married for 20 years to my wonderful husband, Doug. I'm a Catholic SAHM to 5 children. Our 4th child, John Michael, was born in November 2007, and has opened us up to the amazing world of Down syndrome. We are grateful to God for the blessings He's given us and the journey He's put us on. When I'm not spending time with my family, I sing with RSVP, an amazing vocal group, educate on Down syndrome, have my own health and wellness business, and blog about our life.