Friday, October 12, 2012

Pics by Sis

Ruby's sisters love to take pictures of her.My daughter Elizabeth took these pictures when we were at the car-wash and I was vacuuming out our van.In some of the photos you can see Ruby's serious face.She was wondering what all that noise was.

Monday, October 8, 2012

She Amazes Me

Tonight I made pancakes for supper.Sometimes we like to have breakfast for supper. When I was done making the pancakes I tapped my big metal spoon against the top of the metal bowl,still half full of pancake mix,it made a loud noise.Ruby, who was sitting nearby in the entrance to the kitchen,looked up at me and clearly said,"What's that?" She amazes me sometimes with how much she understands and how much she is just like any 4 year old child.
 I was so excited just a couple of weeks ago when I saw that she had colored all over the side of my refrigerator and she left her "Artwork" on my living room wall and down the hallway wall.I was excited because I remembered her oldest brother doing a similar thing at four years old,he colored all over the wall in my hallway. When I saw Ruby's 'artwork' for a brief second I felt a little irritated,then I started laughing and smiling because I realized she did what many other four year old children do.
 I'm so thankful the Lord gave her to me.She makes me appreciate the small things,she gives me patience.

Friday, October 5, 2012


One of the Myths about Down syndrome is that the person with Down syndrome will be a burden on their family.
 The Fact is people with Down syndrome bring understanding,patience,compassion and joy to each member of the family.

Honest Feelings

The dad in this video shares his honest feelings about having a daughter with Down syndrome. When you find out you are the parent of a child with Down syndrome you go through a lot of emotions.I respect this man for sharing his thoughts of having a child who would not be perfect.I had some of those same emotions when Ruby was born.I'm not proud of some of the selfish things that ran through my mind.
I'm so blessed with Ruby and happy that she was given to me.She changed me for the better and it's a privilege to get to be her momma and take care of her.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October is National Down syndrome Awareness Month

October is National Down syndrome Awareness Month.

 Ruby is just like any other child.She enjoys pretend play.