While I usually tend to ramble on about various aspects of T21 on days like these, today, I would like to keep it simple.
|(Keep it simple?? Miss Banana is shocked.)|
I am grateful that Miss Banana is in my life.
I am grateful for the new perspective that little extra 21st chromosome brings me.
I am grateful that our lives are fairly mundane and that sometimes I can completely forget about that extra chromosome.
I am grateful to all of my family and friends who love Miss Banana (extra chromosome and all) and stick up for her and try to make the world a better place for her.
I am grateful to all the members of my Down syndrome family that answer my questions, calm my fears, open their hearts and share their lives with me and the rest of the world.
I am grateful to all the people that have stopped using the r-word.
I am grateful to all the doctors, nurses, therapists, and other medical professionals that keep Miss Banana alive and well.
I am grateful for my two little boys who love their sister whole-heartedly and are her biggest cheerleaders.
I am grateful for Dr. C who taught Miss Banana how to sign "I love you".
I am grateful to all the other people out there with designer genes who inspire me, keep me young, and make me want to be a better, happier person.
Happy World Down Syndrome Day to you all!!