Tag Archives: Down syndrome

Merry Christmas

Can’t believe it’s been almost three week s since our last blog post!   Between Jonathan’s birthday, the school Christmas play, the church Christmas pageant, the Nutcracker (which unfortunately was not to be for Charlotte since she sprained her ankle during … Continue reading

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Perfectly Human – Why are we here?

I was asked to guest blog over at Thin Places for the Perfectly Human series: Every day when I return home from work, as soon as I am through the front door, I can hear Jonathan scampering toward me yelling … Continue reading

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Pesky Little Brother

Charlotte dances, goes to Girl Scouts and attends school with a great group of girls.  Often her “pesky little brother” is thrown into the mix during our comings and goings with carpools, birthday parties and after school and in school … Continue reading

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Thanks

As I approach this Thanksgiving, I think back to this time almost eight years ago, shortly before Jonathan came into our lives and how much differently I feel today compared to how I felt then.  Back then, self-pity was the … Continue reading

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Why we made Deedah, and how we hope people will use it

The simple answer is we wanted to demystify what is like to have a child with Down syndrome; to show that Jonathan really is a blessing.  We wanted to encourage parents, and to educate children.  Sometimes someone says it better … Continue reading

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What a day!

There are some days that will be forever etched in my memory; days which I can call up from beginning to end that will always bring a huge smile to my face.  My wedding day was one of these.  So … Continue reading

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Why I walk

Tomorrow is Savannah’s Buddy Walk.  We have frequently bragged about our local group, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, and the terrific job they do with awareness in the Savannah area.  I am amazed that after only 5 years, they attract … Continue reading

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Down with NYC

Sometimes in life, I just pinch myself, as I stumble upon something so serendipitous, so in the right place at the right time Forrest Gump-esque, that I just can’t believe I’m there.  Such was the case two Saturday mornings ago, … Continue reading

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Grandma’s post

I still receive handwritten notes from my mother for my birthday and random occasions.  My mom always writes beautifully and reminds me of some long past event.  I asked her to write a post for Deedah and Me knowing I … Continue reading

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Adventures in Academia, or What I Learned in Preschool

This post started out as an answer to a question to our Therapies post, but it soon became clear that it deserved its own post.  The comment was: Thanks so much for this information! I think I was the one … Continue reading

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