What can I say on this special day to bring true meaning to it? How can I express the joy of being able to celebrate this and each birthday with Chloe? It was a rough start. Times we doubted her future. Now WHAT it would be, but THAT it would be. So when each birthday comes I find myself highly emotional. Almost giddy at times, at the sheer thought of her presence. And as she reaches each annual milestone, not only is she a year older and further along, but she’s a year STRONGER. And this girl has more zest than anyone I know. And talk about personality! I think anyone who is blessed to know someone with Down syndrome knows a little something about their strong-willed vibrant personalities. (Clearly NOT to say people with Ds are all alike, quite the contrary, but they do have some very special traits that they share, I just happen to think their sparkling personalities is one of them!) I don’t want to go on and on about how great I think Chloe is. . . obviously, I’m her mom! And those of you that follow this blog most likely agree and love her too. I just wanted to give a little insight into the wonders of this day that rolls around once a year. A reminder, if you will, not only of what she has overcome, but what she holds in her grasps for the future. I have NO DOUBT whoever she becomes I will be amazed time and time again along the way and I HOPE you’ll continue to enjoy this journey with us.
Happy 4th Birthday Ms. Chloe!
Love, your family and friends!