Category Archives: adventures of abel and isla

3 1/2 and almost 6. Best of friends. Constant agitators. He tattles on her.She smacks him around. He’s daddy’s boy.She’s mommy’s joy. Both love jumping on the bed, parks and French fries. Both hate cheese, bedtime, and being left out. When they get to giggling together it’s the best. When they can get into everything within minutes it’s the worst. I love that they […]

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This photo was taken 5 years ago to the day. This was the first time I held Abel in my arms. The first time I laid eyes on my new son. The first time we fell head over heels in love with this child! But let me tell you something about what made this moment […]

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The other day a friend posted a question in a support group for mom’s with a child who has Down syndrome… “What are some hurtful things people have said regarding your child with Down syndrome?” Here were some of the over 500 responses: “He must not have a bad case of it, you must really […]

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A lot of us will be seeing relatives and church friends and neighbors and their relatives and undoubtedly come in contact with people of all abilities and backgrounds…. So I wanted to share about something that I have learned and have come to really find very helpful in loving people well. When it comes to […]

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A few years ago, Gabe Lyons published a moving piece in the Huffington Post about his oldest son, Cade. He said the following: It’s no secret. People with Down syndrome have been targeted for extinction. In November, the New York Post heralded “The End of Down Syndrome“ and profiled a new, safer test for pre-natal […]

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