Monday, September 24, 2012

A Good Day

As some of you might know, last week was a hard week for me. From reading a few depressing news items about Down syndrome, to preparing for a friend's baby shower (which I was glad to do, but still stressful), to spending most of that baby shower missing my family who happened to be attending a beautiful wedding that  day up in Pennsylvania that I really, really wanted to go to. Unfortunately due to medical bills and the inadvisability of flying with an infant with a sensitive immune system, I didn't get to go. I have seen pictures, though. Everyone was beautiful!

And everyone at the baby shower was beautiful too. Probably the best one I've been to, but I'm biased as I was one of the hostesses. :-)

My gift for baby Parker...who I am now allowed to share is a BOY!!!
Today was much better. I felt more "me" than I have in a long time. It wasn't perfect. I didn't get dinner made (we improvised). I didn't get to clean the bathtubs. But it was good.

Lily got homeschooled while Daniel slept in this morning. We all took a long walk together after we were all dressed and fed, and I got an awesome workout pushing almost 70 lbs (Lily+Daniel+carseat+stroller) for over half an hour! I planted some stuff, and Lily got to play in the backyard for at least an hour.

Daniel loves floating in the bath. He floated for a few minutes at the beginning of Lily's bath this evening, and afterwards he received a full body massage.

Doing therapy on the couch for head/neck control, while Daniel is mesmerized by the ceiling fan!

Lily and I made pumpkin scones this evening.

While they baked I painted her toenails "red like Grandma's" at her request, and she demanded books as she waited for them to dry.

Father/son naptime. <3

Sometimes you just need a beautifully ordinary day to get you back on track. Thank you, God, for ordinary days.

I have a few blog entries planned this week that I am really excited to share. Here's an overview:

  • A few products/services offered by people with Down syndrome who inspire me so much.
  • Daniel's birth story, which I hope to share on Friday.
  • Daniel's diagnosis story, which I hope to share on Saturday.
  • Sharing the experience of our first Buddy Walk!

"First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone,
for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity."
1 Timothy 2:1-2


  1. Love the picture of smiling Daniel -- can't look at it without smiling myself!