He’s Happy To Be Here

He’s Happy To Be Here

If we’d known how much we were going to enjoy him, those first few “down syndrome days” would have been very different. It isn’t that I thought we might not enjoy him, but in those first few days there was so much unknown that it did feel like we were navigating a bit...
Jesus Christ and Joey

Jesus Christ and Joey

At Christmastime, we remember the reason for all the world’s joy.  And celebrate the day He became a small boy. In our church a person’s membership record includes the date he or she was baptized.  I’ll never forget the moment I laid eyes on my Down syndrome...
From Emily

From Emily

The beginning of the life of Christ began the lessons that we learn from Him in mortality.  He taught often by telling stories that invited listeners to connect eternal principles with their everyday lives.  My daughter has noticed how scenes from her everyday life...
In the Genes

In the Genes

Don’t be frightened by this scary x-ray!  It’s not a Halloween decoration – it’s actually the inside of my Down syndrome son’s foot.   One of life’s “if I’d known then what I know now” moments can be explained here.  When I went for the amniocentesis that would tell...
Unique to Him

Unique to Him

Like any child, my Down syndrome son has a lot of behaviors that seem to be unique to his personality.  Not unique in that no other child has ever done such a thing, but that the way the behaviors combine adds up to something recognizable as just “so Joey”. When my...
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