Thursday, October 1, 2009


As October is Down Syndrome Awareness month I thought I would share a sweet little story.

For those who don't know, my parents RV full time and winter in Brownsville, Texas. This year of course, we are not only celebrating 1 wonderful year with Alayna during October (stay tuned next week) but, we are also celebrating the 400,000 individuals with down syndrome at our local Step Up for Down Syndrome (formerly named the Buddy Walk). (There is still time to join!)

My parents jumped on our team as fundraisers and contacted family, friends and RVers to join us too. One couple in Brownsville, who has never met Alayna or for that matter they don't even know anyone else with down syndrome, has taken a leap in spreading down syndrome awareness. They donated to our team here is KC AND as they can't be here to walk with us they have signed up to walk in the Buddy Walk in Texas to further celebrate individuals with down syndrome.

Hallelujah for the blessing of Alayna, the cute little ambassador that she is. She has touched so many lives, even those she has never or maybe will never meet. For these moments we are truly touched and thankful.

Another great God moment for us this week was that the Bible study through BSF International that I have gone to for 4 years on Wednesday mornings has a GREAT kids program for 2 year olds to 18 year olds (Aidan, Grace & Rayne have gone with me and LOVED it), now added a program for 6 month olds up to 2 year olds, so Alayna will be joining me on Wednesday mornings starting in January and next October she will start in the preschool program. YEAH GOD!

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