Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Down Syndrome Awareness

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month and in looking at beautiful children with Down Syndrome on Pinterest I stumbled upon a fabulous you tube video. The little girl in this video is adorable, I just love her facial expressions! It reminds me a lot of Tara at that age. The video has a powerful message and is wonderfully presented. I am sharing it with all of you in hopes that you will take a minute to really think about Down Syndrome and truly become more aware of how amazing these extraordinary people are. Let's all re-think the amount of love we can give them.

My sister is my best friend. When I was in second grade I wrote a story for the reflections contest about how proud I was to be the sister of a child with Down Syndrome. I am happy to say that I am still proud of that fact today. I'm also very humbled by it. Tara has taught me so much through her fun personality and example. I know I would not be the person I am today without her influence in my life. She is the source of my joy and is my rock when I really need someone to lean on. I love her more than words can express.

Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month!