Vi alla blir till genom en mamma och en pappa, på något sätt. I magen blir det ibland lite michmach och då kan kromosomer bli fler eller inte bildas alls. Jag fick en extra. Jag har down syndrom, en funktionsvariant, super kraft 😀 Om jag inte hade haft det vem vet hur jag hade blivit. Jag är den jag är och vill inte vara någon annan!
Jag är perfekt precis som jag är ❤
We all came from a mom and dad, somehow. In the tummie it can go a little crazy sometimes, some chromosomes can be one or more. I have down syndrome a disability, super power 😀 If I didn't I wouldn't know who I was. I'm who I am and don't want to be anybody else. I'm perfect just as me ❤
Rocking our new T-shirt’s we got from the most amazing Julie Tennant from The Love Chromosome.
Both are quotes from her and say:
Me: I’d rather be slow to learn than slow to love.
Eli: I love my life. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Are you following @sevymarieart yet?!? So inspiring! 💙🙌🏽💜 #chromosomallyenhanced // This month we are donating 10% of all sales to the Simmons Family who are adopting a little boy with Down syndrome @melinda.simm
Her yearly heart checkup. This time of the Year is filled with anxiety, I pray that everything is ok with her precious heart. August 5th will mark her 4 year anniversary of her open heart surgery. Worst day of my entire life! I hope we never have to go through that again! Please send some sweet prayers our way! Thank you friends ❤️
Pretty much all days are full of sunshine around here, but on a random day my mind goes to something I can’t control like the future and me living forever to protect my girls of all harm...the other day I thought of the what ifs, In my heart I know Jordan Grace will do amazing things in this world, she already has, not because she wants to prove herself to anyone but because that’s who she is! She just lives life to the fullest and enjoys everything around her! These moments of darkness don’t hit me often at all, but when they do, it takes a little while to leave me, the daily reminders of living life the way she does is enough to carry me through to enjoying the moment and letting go of what I cannot control! She’s absolutely right! There’s “nothing down about it” 💕
New blog post - https://makingthemostmovement.com/home-1-3-1/2018/6/8/who-needs-me-most
Balance seems to be the topic at the top of everyone's list these days. As we're preparing to add a fourth child to our family it is of course at the top of ours as well. I often fall victim to the trap of feeling on top of the world one week, and falling short in every area the next. It eats at me and in a few short minutes I've convinced myself I am not doing a good enough job.
One thing about parenting multiple children is how exciting it is to see all of their individual personalities come to surface. While it is a complete privilege, it is also extremely difficult to make sure we're giving everyone what they need based on the now and their personality.
Our oldest Brooklynn has always been wise beyond her years and extremely independent. She wears a tough outer shell and if you didn't pay close attention you would think she would rather be alone in her bedroom than spending quality time. So in the midst of all the chaos AKA (her brother and sister who want to hang from me like spider monkeys) it's not uncommon I lay down at night and wonder if she had me to herself at all that day.
Next is Gable. I am pretty sure alone time does not exist in his vocabulary. Constant companionship is his name and talking non stop is his game. If anyone was meant to be a middle child it was him. He loves his sisters and really everyone around him so fiercely his feelings are easily hurt and reassuring him can be a full time job. I can appreciate the fact that he wears his heart on his sleeve because his needs are usually very obvious.
Amelia, our youngest (soon to be promoted to second middle child) gets more and more complex the older she gets. I like to say she is 50% Brooklynn- independent, stubborn and determined, all the things I love to see in my girls, and 50% Gable- affectionate and wild with absolutely no fear, which is exactly the confidence she needs for this big world. It sounds like the perfect balance for a girl but the problem is you don't know who you're going to get at any given moment. Do no confuse affectionate Millie with I need my space Millie!