Monday, January 8, 2007

Why do I blog?

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!

3 comments:

Esther said...

And, I am so glad that you do blog Leticia! God bless you and your beautiful family always.

Mikala said...

Hola, Leticia! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I am delighted to read your blogs and am especially moved by your blog about Christina and your comment about how she "chatters with the angels."

She DOES chatter with the angels! I have always felt that children with Down's and autism are closer to Our Lord than we are, and that is why to our world they are considered so differently. We label it a "condition", something that isn't normal when in fact I believe they are more normal and closer to heaven than we are.

You are priveleged to be raising someone who sees what we can't see but I don't need to tell you that. Thank you for encouraging us all that life is precious and that God loves variety :)

God Bless youand your family!
Mikala

Michelle said...

Hello! I have been meaning to get over to your blog for awhile now and finally had a chance! You left a comment on my blog when I mentioned talking to Kayla's teacher about potty-raining and you asked what tips or suggestions I had...sorry I haven't had a chance to answer you yet! I'll try to do a post soon on potty-training! I think it's wonderful that you're blogging to help change the world's views about individuals with down syndrome.