Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I'm not sure I like using the Walking Wings because as you can see in the video they come up on her chest and under her chin when I pick Ruby up in them.I think I have more control of Ruby when I just hold her with my hands.Somebody ,I can't remember who right now,said they use gardening gloves to hold on to the baby,maybe I will try some of those.
You can see Ruby likes to jump alot!I get so tickled at her :)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
My daughter and her Uncle
4.I'm thankful for a sweet and thoughtful Father-in-law who bought this pillow for Ruby,that says "God Made You Special", at a silent auction at the church he attends.
5.I'm thankful for my little girl who turned six this week.
6.I'm thankful for a son who gladly decorated t-shirts for his brother and sister for camp this week.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
written by a father of a child with Down Syndrome: From the STL DS Newsletterby Matthew’s Dad
Every time I see my son, I reach for him. It doesn’t matter if he rounds the corner 4 seconds after I have seen him last, or if I am picking him up from school and have not seen him for hours…I reach for him. I can be 1 foot away or 100 feet away…I reach for him just the same. I reach for him with my arms, with my eyes, with my heart. I wonder sometimes what I am reaching for. I have seen this in other people when they see my son.My family, my friends and perfect strangers. They all reach for him. I see the same movements, the same gestures, the same need to hold out their hands for him. They want him to come to them, some know him and some don’t. Some call his name and others just motion for him. But they all seem to want him to come.For a moment, you can see his spirit reflected in their faces. I watch the smiles grow across their faces with a fullness that is unavoidable.When he falls into their arms (which is what he does to everyone), I see a momentary peace envelop them, and their eyes close, they pull him in and they experience what I call “The Joy of Matthew”.He gives it to you. He wraps you in it. He wriggles and squirms and mashes the love into you. If you did not know what to expect, you may be surprised and find yourself amazed at the feeling, overwhelmed at the emotion he carries with him. I am lucky. I get to hold him all the time.And I have been able to think about that feeling and where it comes from and what it may mean. I think Matthew is a window through which we see a pureness of emotion… pure happiness, pure sorrow, pure joy and pure love.Despite what some may think, our special children are closer to God than we are. We see so much in them that we lack. We wish quietly in so many ways that we could be more like them. And when we hold them, if just for a moment, we feel closer to God.That must be why I am always reaching for my son. That must be why they all reach for him