Dear Down Syndrome…

Dear Down syndrome, When you first came into my life, unexpectedly and uninvited, I will admit I hated you. Of course my ignorance was the driving force behind my hatred and fear, but the negative feelings took hold of me none the less. Although there are days where those fears still reappear, I know better…

The Weight of Words

I have engaged in multiple conversations with others regarding words that come up when speaking about disability. Like me, they want to learn which terms are more politically correct than others and what words they should abolish from their vocabulary. In the months to follow

Where Avery Begins…

In the quiet moments when all I have is my thoughts, I think of Avery as just my son. My perfect boy. Nothing in this world can ever measure up to his grace, smile, and courageous spirit.

Choose Happy

There are days when we choose to look at the world a little differently. Whether its a simple gesture from a stranger, the air smells different, or your typical traffic filled commute has transformed into wide open road. Those days are special. Why is it that every day cant feel that way when if we…