It’s World Down Syndrome Day (3/21)

Our little munchkin, Rebecca

I’m not usually big on “Awareness” Days, but I make an exception for this one, because it celebrates some very special people. The date that was picked (3/21) is no accident – on this date, we celebrate those wonderful people who have 3 copies of the 21st chromosome. Life in a family with a DS member is a whirlwind adventure!

One of the things that many families worry about is how having a child with Down syndrome is going to affect the other children in their family. I always tell them not to worry – almost all siblings of people with DS have close, loving relationships with their DS brother/sister throughout their lifetime. There is lots of laughter in the houses of DS families.

In looking for stuff to include in this post, I ran across a couple of videos that just made me grin from ear to ear – what a lucky little girl to have brothers like this (and all of the families that I have encountered have just as much fun as these guys!):
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They obviously have lots of fun together (with lots of hugs and kisses):
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Big Brother interviews his sister (and vice versa):
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Younger Brother gets his sister in on the act – this is the kind of joy that our families get to see every day:
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The most fun thing about having someone with Down syndrome in your family is that EVERY day is a party – most of us actually feel sorry for non-DS families!
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Little Miss Attitude…

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About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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6 Responses to It’s World Down Syndrome Day (3/21)

  1. thank you for sharing.

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  2. It’s true. Little One and I fell in love with Rebecca. Yeah, it was nice you and Paul were here, but she was the star of the visit 😀

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    • Yeah, we got used to that real quick after Rebecca arrived on the scene – she’s been the “Star of the Show” since the day she was born.

      She will often announce her presence by walking into a room and saying, “I’m here!” – and as far as she’s concerned, THAT is when the party starts.

      We’re just hanging on for the ride….. 😛

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  3. Bob says:

    Sarah Grace and Rebecca are both absolutely adorable. ♡♡♡
    Here’s another video made by two siblings in celebration of WDSD — much too cute not to share:

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    • Too cute! I ran across a video yesterday that those two did last year (I think) – he was actually adopted through Reece’s Rainbow; they arrange foreign adoptions of children with Down syndrome (we have a couple of families in our local DS group who have adopted one or more children through them).

      What a great family – thanks for sharing that!

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