Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mommy life: My wish for my daughter

This is a wonderful video posted by Kari at Chanelle and Tristan. My wish for my daughter is that she finds this kind of friendship. I'm sure that's the wish of all parents, regardless of the chromosome count of their child. But for me, it's a deep and pervasive hope, one that I will do my best to make possible. For Braska doesn't have siblings, and she may not, so her friends at church and school will be vitally important. I moved alot, never went to the same school for more than 3 years, about the same for churches too. So I never knew that "friends for years and years" thing growing up, and I don't want that instability for her. How I'll make that happen? Who knows...life happens. But I'm going to make it a goal and a high priority to be an important part of our family's decisions.

Andrew is a super cool guy who is so very fortunate to have these friends. Even if your kids don't have extra chromosomes, I'd encourage you to view this kind of example as a picture of how you can teach them to reach out to others and build friendships based on compassion with those around them.

4 comments:

  1. Awesome story!! I picture Braska surrounded by many great friends in life! :)

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  2. With "ghost writing" this blog you have already gone a long way into making sure that the Little Miss has friends all over the world. I have no doubt you will be a big part of helping her succeed with local relationships.

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  3. What a heart warming story. It made me tear up with happiness. It is so nice to be reminded that there are decent and caring people in the world - especially when those people are teenagers. I hope that my kids grow up to love and accept all people. I am sure Braska will have many friends!

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  4. That is such a great story, thanks for sharing it!! Happy Down syndrome Day and happy 16 month B-Day!!!

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