It is our last day in New Jersey..we have been having such a wonderful time visiting relatives and seeing the East coast. I am so sad to leave your cousins and aunts and uncles, but I do miss all your brothers and sisters.
The other day we had the neatest thing happen. We had been visiting the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA, and we were getting on the elevator at the parking garage. As we got on, I noticed a little boy -he was maybe ten years old- with ds. He was so cute, and he was at that kind of gangly age, when a boy is all limbs. He had the cutest almond-shaped eyes, and he was wearing a baseball cap..I asked his mom what his name was, and she replied A.J. I said, "Hi, A.J.! You look like my Lily."
His mom brightened and looked over at you, snuggled in the front pack that Daddy was wearing and asked "Does she have Down syndrome?" I smiled and said yes, as the elevator doors opened..
And as I got off, this radiant, proud Mommy beamed at me and said, "Congratulations, Mama! It's an exciting journey- he's the light of my life!"
It was such a special moment, Lily. It was like we were a part of this secret society, linked by our wonderful children. Strangers getting on the elevator, we were linked immediately by our passports to Holland. And I got off the elevator honored to be a part of the club.
I am so excited about our journey, Lily. I don't fear the future, I look forward to it! I can't wait to see what the next bend in the road holds..what milestones we'll reach together. I wish everyone knew how exciting, how wonderful that magical extra chromosome is. I wish I could share this feeling of joy and pride and love with every expectant Mama who finds out she is carrying a baby with the passport to adventure.
So thankful for this journey..