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!