One of the most pressing reasons for starting this and my other blog, Causa Nostrae Laetitiae, is to share the joy of mothering my daughter Christina, who has Down Syndrome. These children are so misunderstood, and I want my readers, by having a daily window into my life, to pass on the cause of my joy, having this special preschooler to caress my face, to giggle in the bathtub, to horse around with her sisters, to be Daddy's little girl, who never leaves his side, and to constantly amazes us with her progress in speaking, running, climbing, and understanding of her world.
Maybe that way, expecting moms who are given the news that they are carrying a child with Down Syndrome will see this, and decide to give life to them, and not be afraid. Here's a group of moms in Myrtle Beach, SC, who are organizing to do just that.
Some other great resources for parents faced with an adverse prenatal diagnosis are:
Prenatal Partners for Life, and Be Not Afraid. Please pass this information on to your friends who are pregnant, so that if they receive some frightening news, they don't have to face it alone. Prenatal Partners for Life has an original song entitled, "On the Road to Bittersweet" which I love, and dare you to listen to dry-eyed!