Why I Blog!

Why I blog?

I blog to advocate for my son Grady. To share what our life looks like: the good, the bad, the real, the truth. To shatter misconceptions.

I blog so that hopefully through divine appointment  I am able to share the right words, at the right time, with the right woman with a big decision on her hands regarding her pre-natal diagnosis. I blog for her and for her unborn child. I am praying for that mom right now.

I blog because just a picture on facebook, or a picture posted somewhere in this wide world web is not enough. I want the story with his picture, our story. I want the joy to be shared through a mother’s words.

I blog as a form of therapy, I often re-read my posts many many times to work through these new experiences and emotions. Blogging is a lot cheaper than any therapist.

I blog for the reader who has societal assumptions, the ones who pity, the sorrowful, the misguided, the shoes that I once walked in not too long ago.

I blog for the unknowing Todd at Shoprite, he manages the front end at our local grocery store and has an extra chromosome, maybe by a reader  knowing my Grady …that hurried shopper who stumbled upon my blog, will take the time to love on Todd with a friendly hello. Throughout my pregnancy we would connect with him so many times… if only he knew why. I am waiting for that day.

I blog to connect with other T21 mommies, moms in general, other beautiful souls.

I blog as way to share my faith, a faith that is growing, a faith that has been renewed. A faith unshaken but built up by one chromosome. Anchored in Him.

I blog to journal my experience, to hopefully reflect back with laughter, tears, and to celebrate my family….This crazy and wild journey we call life.

I blog because deep within my heart and  soul, when I hold my Grady… I have the most incredible feeling of completeness, I wish to share that with you. It brings tears to my eyes just to write about this feeling. I want you to know that we are OK, we are so so so OK.  We are more than OK, we are blessed.

I blog because I have a wonderful son Mason, who loves on his little brother with childlike purity. Perhaps the eyes he sees through are the closest to God that we will get on this earth.

Share my blog if you wish, introduce yourself to me so I can know you, the readers who have decided to join in on our journey… comment me!

5 thoughts on “Why I Blog!

  1. Danielle says:

    My son Dominik born Feb 18 2009 had a big secret….he too has T21. Was a big shocker and an emotional roller coaster initially but have no idea what we would do without him. He is PERFECT and when he smiles it makes me melt. I also have a 3 year old daughter (Danica) she is an amazing big sister with the soul of an angel. After Dominik was first born I wondered what I had done to deserve a child with a disability and now I know that we were chosen to have him. Thought it was my bad karma and it turns out that it is his good karma that made him a part of our family.

    There are many misconceptions about DS and many ignorant people out there. Having a child with a disability has put things into perspective; we don’t sweat the small stuff. It has also brought out the best in some people and the worst of some others in our lives. Our group of friends has changed as now that our eyes are open we see the souls of individuals. We don’t have time or the energy for NEEDY ppl. Our little man is often sick and has sleep apnea so mama has little energy most days. Now that I am back at work full time there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.

  2. Katherine Johnston says:

    Hi Erin, I love your blog! I stumbled across it when scouring the web for clues of what my life could look like if I had a little Down Syndrome girl (we were told we had a 1:2 chance from our 12 weeks blood test results). We already had the name Hope if it was a girl and we prayed and clung to hope but ultimately God taught me that it is hope in who He is that never disappoints!
    On the 20th of December 2010 our little girl was born with that little extra chromosome and I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her. I am so grateful for your blog with pictures that show how beautiful DS babies are and also for your faithfulness and love for God. I directed a friend to your blog who has had a little DS boy unexpectedly and I enjoy every post that helps me feel connected and strengthened when I need it. Keep blogging, you’re an inspiration 🙂

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