dedicating this post to my buddy, Elliot!
is World Down Syndrome Day, 3.21! Today we are celebrating Elliot and all the wonderful people
we know that have been genetically enhanced with a 3rd copy of the 21st
chromosome. Just over 3 and a half years ago we welcomed Elliot into our family
and since then he has made us smile and at the very least chuckle every day 🙂
He has a BIG personality which seems only bigger since it comes in such a small, yet perfectly made package. He has a grand imagination, is extremely animated, and has wonderful comedic timing… I just know he is destined for big things!
very blessed to get to experience parenthood a little bit differently than
most. I get to celebrate those little triumphs more than others, I shed a few
more tears at times, but I get so many hugs and have to say his are the BEST!
He is so tender and empathetic with his siblings which is so wonderful
to see – Both Griffon and Maggie go straight to him to get comfort when
they are sad. He has taught us more about patience & persistence than any
child could. But more than anything he, together with his brother and sister, have showed me that I have a capacity to love more than I could ever
And because of Elliot I have met some of the most wonderful and simply amazing
families… Thank You Elliot for changing my world! I couldn’t imagine it any
And Thank You All for your love and support for our Elliot over these past few
years… it means so very much to us!
With much love,
Mandy & my best friend & partner in it