5 Reasons I Smile

The ultimate goal of this blog is to spread awareness and show how beautiful life can be. We have four amazing daughters. Our youngest was born with Down syndrome. If just one person stops here and leaves with a different, better perspective about Down syndrome, then it is worth it. Regardless, I have 5 Reasons to Smile!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Starting Somewhere

I sit here not sure if this is something I want to do, but realize it is something I need to do. For myself, Kamryn, and my family. A few months after Kamryn was born a friend sent me a link to a website titled "Bridget's Light". There, I was introduced to a beautiful family who not only inspired me, but gave me hope. Then, I started following Bridget's Light and several other blogs. I felt like I knew these families. I read and read. When I was feeling down or scared I would go to one of the several blogs I had started following. I would see these other families doing "normal" things and it would comfort me. The blogging community was/is amazing. I realized that I no longer wanted to be just a reader and follower, but I wanted to become part of the community. I wanted to make connections, ask for help-advice and share my story. I am very nervous about sharing my thoughts and moments on-line for the world to see. I am not a writer. I may not clearly articulate what I want or mean to say. I may offend someone. I may look back, read something and offend myself. I am taking a deep breath and reminding myself that life takes turns you never expect, and you do things you never thought you would or could do. Here goes.