There are many times when I sit and think, "Why us"?
Not in the "whoa is me", "throw me a pity party", "how can this be happening to our family", kind of way.
But rather, "How did we get so lucky, to be blessed with such a wonderful daughter"? "Those other people are missing out!" And how do we share HER, with them!
I wonder what God's plan is for our girl and what his plan is for our family. What blessings are going to come our way because of her? How can we use Down syndrome to our benefit and share that benefit with other? What does her future look like?
Don't get me wrong....there are days that are difficult, but there are days when my "typical" children give me a run for my money too! And it's true, that she has many more days that look like this:
From the start, we have just loved her as AUBREY. Because THAT is who she is. Down syndrome is a label, like her blood type. It isn't WHO she is. Do we deny that label? No, but we don't dwell on it either. We don't use it as an excuse, or as a crutch.