Well it's October 1st. Down Syndrome Awareness month!!
I am excited!
A. Because this is my first year celebrating & raising awareness.
B. Because last October I was pregnant & we thought Down Syndrome wasn't a great thing.
So...to kick it off right I'd like you to give a big hello to Aubrie Grace.
One of the biggest fears most families have when they learn their child has Down Syndrome is how that will impact their other children.
However, in a recent survey by American Journal of Medical Genetics it was found that 97% of kids surveyed, ages 9-11, love their sibling.
So I did a quick interview with Miss Aubrie so she could share with you her feelings on Down Syndrome.
Just so you know, my kids adore Ollie Faith. Aubrie knows that Ollie has Down Syndrome & the way she perceives it is so innocent and beautiful - if only adults could look at Ollie the same way. In her own words she told me, "Why yes Mom, God makes every person special and different." She's so right!
And yes, Ollie was on my lap smiling the entire time. At the end of the clip she gets her excited pant sound going to her sister.