It's been 7 years since I started blogging. A 7-year blogiversary today. When I started I had no idea how long I would blog for; not sure if I thought I would even make it to 7 years.
When I started, Kayla wasn't quite 3 years old ... and now I have these 2 sweet kiddos:
I feel fortunate to have made so many connections throughout the years; and met so many great families in person. I think I've made some friendships that will last through the years.
Over the years I've tried to remain true to what my blog was when I started it. A place to share our life with friends and family ... and raise awareness of what life is like raising a child with Down syndrome. I realize that our experience is different from everyone else's experience raising a child with Down syndrome; but hopefully giving a glimpse of our life showed the normalcy of having a child with Down syndrome. Blessings and challenges just like there are raising a typical child.
I've used my blog to advocate for Down syndrome awareness and I hope after 7 years I've done a somewhat decent job of that. I think that whoever is still reading my blog has heard it all by now, so what is there left to say? Most everyone who reads my blog is on FB, with the exception of my mom (hi mom!) so I keep posting for her. So she can see the pictures and read the stories about her grandchildren...because she won't see it on FB!
So lately I've been feeling like I'm at a crossroads. To keep blogging, or not to keep blogging. What direction to take this blog...or keep it like it is. Mulling things over. Wondering where, if anywhere, to go from here.
We're almost to World Down Syndrome Day (March 21st) and last year on my blogiversary I donated a dollar for every comment on that post to Plus15 where my donation was matched 3:1. Your comments helped me out at just over $50. So my donation turned in to $200. In addition to donating 21% of my Discovery Toys sales to Plus15, I'd also like to do the comment challenge again as well.
So for every comment on this post I will donate $1 to Plus15 for World Down Syndrome Day and have my donation matched 3:1.
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