I was honored to recently be asked to be a guest blogger for the Military Special Needs Network for Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
My post was about the abilities and individuality of people with Down syndrome, and of course Kayla in particular. It was about how having Kayla has not limited our family life.
"Down syndrome is a condition Kayla has. It is something she was born
with; an extra chromosome. It isn’t the whole of who she is, it is just
something that is part
of her. She is her own person with her own personality. She is this
incredible little girl with bright, sparkling eyes and a smile that
lights up her face. She is a military brat – going with the flow and
adjusting with relative ease to transitions to new homes and new
schools. She is a big sister who adores, and sometimes fights with, her
brother. She is strong-willed, energetic, empathetic, and full of love
and friendship. She is so much more than Down syndrome. We are raising
her to be a confident, independent self-advocate."
The rest of my post is at Fridays with Friends: Down Syndrome Awareness.