Our gorgeous Birdie wants to tell you something and she’s pretty excited about it too!
Actually Birdie wants to tell the whole world this:
Today is World Down Syndrome Day and she is soooooo happy to be alive!!
Yup! World Down Syndrome Day was set in 2012 to remind the entire world of the infinite value all those with Down Syndrome have! A day to also remember that the world is a better place because of those sporting an extra chromosome.
No doubt I’ve said it before about our Birdie but we really couldn’t imagine our lives without her. She brings us joy and much laughter every single day – she makes our home a better and brighter place by adding significant value to our family! Friends who know Birdie will agree too!
Now two years home, Birdie has emerged into a compassionate, spunky, joyful, determined, helpful little treasure. My favorite thing to watch her do is when she gently loves on her big sissy Ruby, tenderly patting her back or “helping” her with something. It’s adorable when she helps me change Ruby and then lays down to get changed herself – how cute is that? In fact Birdie does not want to go to sleep at night without Ruby in their room and will call as I finish getting Ruby ready for bed, “Reee? Reee? Reeeeee!”
Ruby had an early morning appointment with her neurosurgeon. When we returned home, Birdie was the first to hop in the car to help
pull her her out! LOL She loves her Ree!
So in our home we are celebrating three things: that Birdie’s birth mom chose life, that Birdie sports an extra chromosome and we are definitely celebrating her sweet self! She is so worthy of life!
In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day I would like to share something else too…as most know, Dw is the Executive Director of our 501c3 ministry, International Voice of the Orphan. We rent office space downtown and one day Dw came home and told me about a energetic young couple who rent space next to him. Their names are Andrea and Josiah and they are passionate for the unborn – which is so refreshing!!
Josiah and Andrea and their team have been working tirelessly in an effort to help change the medical profession through their ministry, Voice for the Voiceless. Their ministry has produced a video featuring moms who have children with Down Syndrome – all calling for a change in the medical community when a woman receives the diagnosis of Down Syndrome….the video speaks for itself…
I’m so proud of what these young adults are doing to speak up on behalf of the voiceless – including those with Down Syndrome and other disabilities.
Together we celebrate all the Birdies this world has the pleasure of having! Celebrate with us!