Before I was aware of what Down syndrome would mean to me

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Before I was aware of what Down syndrome would mean to me

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, by Karen Szilagyi

I was not aware I would have a baby with Down syndrome until he arrived

I was not aware of the unconditional love you have for your children no matter how many chromosomes they have

I was not aware that he would be so cute

I was not aware that everyone would want to share a special story with me about someone they knew or loved with Down syndrome

I was not aware I would be able to go out in public with my baby and be OK!

I was not aware that one day I would go out in public to show off my child and to talk with others about Down syndrome

I was not aware I would have so many great friends who are someone how connected to me because of my son

I was not aware my life would be better than it was before his arrival

I was not aware I would have so much more patience in my day to day living

I was not aware my son would already have two little girl best friends he loves to hang out with in his typical preschool class

I was not aware he would be swimming, playing iPad, and riding his toys in the street with all of the other neighborhood kids

I was not aware of the unbelievable LOVE I would have for this child – prenatal testing couldn’t measure that one

 Now I just want to make everyone aware of how happy and blessed our family is to have someone with Down syndrome who loves us!

2017-05-05T19:14:25+00:00