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!

Saturday, August 20, 2011


She is three.

She starts pre-school Monday.

She is smart.

She is funny.

She is trouble.

She is independent.

She loves pooh.

She loves Yogurt Creations.

She wants to do everything her sisters do.

She makes me smile.

She has opened our eyes.

She has made us better.

I am not sure what to say (or write). I have so many thoughts racing through my mind. I wanted to post on the eve of her birthday when my emotions were flowing and I could articulate my feelings as they were happening. However, like Christmas eve, once Christmas morning arrives, the excitement and emotions diminish. On the eve of her birthday, I was up late, baking, decorating, wrapping, there was no time to blog. :)

I want to make her birthday all about her, but I can't help but celebrate for me. For all that I have been through in three years. My strong marriage, stronger. My tight family, tighter. My broken heart, transformed and bigger. My smile, brighter. It's been three years...

I am so fortunate.

I am so grateful.

I have amazing friends.

I have an amazing family.

I have a GREAT husband.

I am the luckiest mom in the world. (because I have four of the most amazing girls)

Her Birthday Dress for her birthday dinner.

Celebration at the park!

I have embraced my life and it is so beautiful!


  1. ....just look at what a BIG girl she is!!! ...starting preschool tomorrow?!!! Yay, so much to celebrate! Kamryn, Happy Birthday beautiful girl!!

  2. Awe...glad she had a great party. Marcus went with dad that Friday to Sea world for the weekend!
    Now big three..we should get our lil ones together soon.xoxoxo