Last March 21 I was eagerly praying for court to happen in Bulgaria. Although that took three more months, we did get to confirm Sofie’s new Canadian name a year ago today! I reread last years post and noticed that I had thought this year would have a lot more of a personal meaning to me. This is true. I thought I was an advocate for people with Down Syndrome last year. This year, being an advocate has taken on a whole new meaning.
I have had to take a different approach to raising awareness for DS as a parent. I can’t distance myself like I could before. I can’t let ignorance or malice go but I need to figure out how to softly address the issues with others to enlighten them with out being defensive. It is always personal for me now. More than before. This is my daughter’s future I’m fighting for.
Since my life and family celebrates and raises awareness for Down Syndrome daily, today I’m just going to squish my chromosomally enhanced blessing a little more often. I’m also going to think of all the advocates who opened my eyes and lead me to this amazing honor of being a mom to my chromosomally deprived and enhanced children!