Happy World Down Syndrome Day!! 💙💛 Today on 3/21 we celebrate. See these three cuties below? While you have TWO copies of your 21st chromosome, they have THREE!
Want to know what comes in that third copy?
A lot of extra sweetness (most days) 😉
A lot of extra stubborn (every day) 🤣
A lot of extra love ❤️
That’s what I see.
Want to know what the world sees?
They see the r-word. 😔
They see a burden. 😔
They see incompetence. 😔
Today I love to see you wearing your crazy socks and yellow & blue to celebrate my babies. #rockyoursocks 💙💛
But even more, I’d love for you to stand with my babies.
When someone uses the r-word around you, SPEAK UP. Tell them it’s hurtful. Ask them to choose a different word.
When you look at my babies, see them for the blessing they are. Do we have hard days? Yes. But doesn’t every one?
When you interact with my babies, ASSUME COMPETENCE. They can do the things! Sometimes it just takes them a little longer or they have to do it in a different way.
Today we celebrate.
But we also want to advocate and educate.
We want you to see our babies as we see them.
You are creating the world my babies live in.
Do them proud.💙💛