Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday = Wordy Thursday

Somehow I missed yesterday! And I was on my blog several times. The cold, rainy days are starting to run together! To make up for it, I'll post twice today. Those speech and feeding posts are in the cue. They are big issues, with lots to talk about and many links to pass along. And I'll get the ball rolling on those later today.

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!


  1. Lisa, I missed reading the Tuesday post, until today...but had to comment! As you know, I was sent your web site from a friend shortly after Kamryn was born. She was about two months old. Until then, I really thought we were the ONLY family in the world w/a child with down syndrome. I love reading your blog for the information (Kamryn is 2 years younger, so I have something to look forward to when I see Bridget doing amazing things!), the inspiration (you inspire me:)), the "realness" to your writing and experience -- and because at a time in my life when I thought I would never survive or be able to do "this", your family made me realize I could! Honestly, I feel like I could never say thank you enough......keep writing!Andrea

  2. Andrea, you don't need to thank me! I am grateful for your friendship and the fact that we were brought together by our beautiful little girls :). Friends are good, Life is good.