Down syndrome

FIT@50 / week 70

FIT@50 / week 70 White Flag: The white flag is usually associated with surrender. I’m not about to wave that sucker. This week my flag has been the Irish’s color of kelly green. Though it’s a bit exhausting. I’ve had a great time chronicling Liliana Hart and my adventures across Europe – If you’ve just awaken, check hashtag ‪#‎EuroDash16‬ I’m going to minimize this post because I have to wear a shirt and regular pants for tonight’s event, and someone has to []

FIT@50 / week 68

mostly listen to little voices laughing, and reading to each other, or one would wander off into the dark imagining he was Ironman, while they watched lightening bugs spark throughout the wooded backyard.

FIT@50 \ week 10

FIT@50 \ week 10 Tough Decisions: Right Reasons Friday is the kiddo’s last day of school. He’s happy. I’m happy. It’s been a banner year, but it didn’t come without challenged emotions–mine. The end of every school year includes an evaluation called IEP – individualized education program. It outlines his performance as compared to an expectation of established goals. At the end of last school year, we all sat in those small desks and chairs to form an odd semi-circle of uncomfortable []

Saturday Stretch: When the greatest threat is yourself

Saturday Stretch: When the greatest threat is yourself The love God shows me is undeserved, yet unconditional. Each year I reflect on my son’s birthday and the circumstances surrounding it. The lesson of grace was shown to me that night, so I share it with you today. My son’s birth delivery came fast and complicated. Down syndrome was the blessing yet unknown at the time. Having zero experience with it—the depth of despair was deep. I hadn’t known sadness that intense since []