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!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Melting my heart

On the way to school, before we sing as loud as we can to Barney (or Mary J. Blige-which if I new how I would have some of her songs playing on my blog), the girls and I discuss the day ahead and what activities they have after school.

I the middle of my monologue, "Jaden and Naomi, you will go to drama club right after school today, Brynn I will pick you up from preschool and we have....." Brynn interrupts me-

"Mom, mom"

I pause mid-sentence, "Yes, Brynn"

"Mom, I love you."

Driving, my heart starts to melt. Before I could say anything Jaden says "Mom, I love you too."

I look at them in my review mirror (all 4 of them), I can't stop smiling and the feeling is incredible!

It was one of those moments. You just feel all warm inside and you can't stop smiling.

Then, Jaden says, "Naomi must not love you , because she didn't say it"----it didn't ruin my moment, but it sure made me laugh.


  1. Precious!! There is nothing more wonderful than love!

  2. Love it! Just wait til Kamryn tells you. The first time John Michael repeated "vuv yooo" on the phone to me, I got so choked up! Hope all's well with you guys.