Category Archives: Love Chromosome

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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In honor of #WorldDownSyndromeDay I wanted to share a few thoughts about sharing life thus far with two amazing people who are rocking their extra chromosome.  Abel and Isla are the heart and glue to our family togetherness. It’s really hard to explain honestly, but they just are. There is rarely a day that goes […]

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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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Update on our sweet Isla Rose: Heart: We JUST got the word that they are NOT going to do a heart cath on her!! The cardiologist team have done multiple heart echoes and it keeps looking better and her heart is performing great! She still has the holes that will need surgery to be fixed […]

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“I’d be VERY surprised if this baby leaves here before two or three weeks” said Abel’s Dr. to us on the phone as we were on the way to the Airport to come here. Well… I don’t think she took into consideration the power of your prayers. Because 3 days later we were hugging the […]

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We are totally smitten with this little guy!!! I can’t wait to blog his whole little story. (and I’m waiting only because I have some more questions that need answering and and I want to know the details better before I compile his incredible story of how he came to be a Chappell) Our hearts […]

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    This is the newest Chappell boys’ full name!! Dan and I agreed on it almost instantly. (and that almost rarely happens! ;)) Today we talked with the Dr. and Social worker today, both are super kind and helpful!! Here is what we know:  He was born at 37 weeks weighing 6lbs. 3oz. So […]

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For the past few weeks  Dan has been reading two books and  reading me chunks of it as he was reading, Risk is Right by John Piper and Follow Me by David Platt. Our hearts resonated with the words on the page. And it wasn’t because we had risked enough but because God was stirring […]

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