On another note all together, I didn't set out on a fishing expedition for compliments with that last post, but was so happy to hear how Bridget's blog impacts others. I left a response in the comment section, but here it is again for those who don't browse comments :)...
Thank you all so much for the kind words!
I thought a lot about whether I wanted to start a blog about our life with Bridget. I didn't know if anyone would read it. I wondered if I should write about each of the kids (who are equally as wonderful and interesting and adored). But that would just be bragging :). I figure I can get away with it here (about Bridget) because so many people can't imagine life with a child with Down syndrome. I'm painting them a picture (and bragging a little. ahem.).
I decided the blog is one way I can advocate for Bridget (to help others see how amazing she is). At the same time, the blog is meant to help parents with a new diagnosis. By virtue of the subject matter, the blog accomplishes both. Multi-tasking at its best :).
I also decided that I'd be completely satisfied if this blog helped just one other person. I think it has, and I am.
I am happy to give others a peek into our life and to help spread Bridget's Light.
I know there are people out there who can't imagine what life must be like for us. I know there are parents with a new diagnosis who are searching for a ray of hope. I know there are other parents of children with Ds who are looking to exchange ideas, for support and for a safe place to express themselves.
I didn't imagine that I'd find so many other kids, parents and families who would inspire me and support us in return.
Good things all around..
Thank you so much for reading!