Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Peek into the Life of Sarah

A guest post by Jill, a very special mother

I want to tell you about my 6-year-old daughter.

~She’s going into first grade

~She went to five parties last month, including a pool party and ice-skating party in the same weekend

~She’s pretty darn good at playing UNO

~She loves to swim and dive for nickels at the bottom of the pool

~She rides her two-wheeler with wobbly training wheels

~She loves to make people laugh

~She can’t ever eat enough pizza

~She worries when people are upset

~She just graduated from Daisy Scouts to Brownies

~She has a “BFF” that she has playdates and dinners with. We’re pretty sure they’ll get married.

~She has lots of other friends - mostly boys! - and walks the halls of school like it’s the red carpet.

~She has her share of time-outs

~She loves her “dolly” but also Hannah Montana

~She wants to be a doctor when she grows up

~She fights with her older sister as much as they laugh together. She bosses her baby brother around.

~She counts to 10. In Spanish.

~She tells knock-knock jokes

So what? Why am I telling you this?

Because she also happens to have Down syndrome. She had open heart surgery at 3 months old and almost died of a collapsed lung and sepsis.

So what? Why am I telling you this?

So you’ll see that people (and they ARE people first) with Down syndrome are more like you than different. And they deserve to be treated that way.


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  1. This fabulous little girl is my granddaughter.

  2. Auntie M: And you're nor proud at all, are you? :)

  3. You added one of my favorite photos of Sarah.

  4. Auntie M: It was sent to me a few days ago but ended up in my spam folder so I didn't see it until today. I love it too.

  5. Great post, Jill - Love the pic - she is adorable -

  6. Tamara: Thank you for stopping by. I'm sure Jill will pop in a see your message. Thanks for leaving a comment for her.

  7. She's full of love, has lots of charm and is very special.
    Reading this post warms my heart.

  8. Ken: Thanks, Ken. I've never met little Sarah but have grown to love her and her siblings over the years. She is definitely a heart warmer.

  9. Isn't she a cutie? Jillian would love her. They have a lot in common. I love playing UNO too!

  10. septembermom: I agree; she sure is a cutie. I'm supremely jealous of the fact that she can wear a purple hat and look cool. And that she and Jillian could probably both whip my behind in UNO. :)


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