A few months ago I submitted this post about Molly to the National Down Syndrome Society’s and their “My Great Story” campaign for inclusion on their site. Today, our story is being featured in the society’s e-newsletter! Yay!
The days and weeks after we learned that Molly was diagnosed with Down Syndrome were so scary and filled with questions of the unknown. I feel like the doctors and professionals that we met with those first few weeks were preparing us for the worst, and I don’t blame them one bit. We needed to know what the road ahead may be like for Molly and our family. But, you know what?! There were only a handful of people that told us about the amazing high points in the journey.
In the past two weeks, our Molly has started making squeaks that are little baby laughs. The first time I heard it, I cried. She’s mastered rolling over and loves doing barrel rolls across the room. And these last few days, she’s become a big fan of blowing bubbles. She’s become quite animated lately and I love it! It’s exciting when any baby reaches these milestones, but when you are told to expect the worst and the opposite happens – those moments mean so much more.
Do you have a personal connection with Down Syndrome? I encourage you to share your story as part of the “My Great Story” campaign. The stories found on their site are truly remarkable and inspiring.