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The Red Pill, continued.

Neo, sooner or later you’re going to realize just as I did that there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. – Morpheus, The Matrix Almost three years ago, I wrote a blog called The Red Pill. … Continue reading

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A birth story. Almost 5 years later.

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” ― Leo Tolstoy It’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month and I realized the other … Continue reading

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Tired.

“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us … Continue reading

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Holland again.

“I have become a world traveler and discovered that it doesn’t matter where you land. What’s more important is what you make of your journey and how you see and enjoy the very special, the very lovely, things that Holland, … Continue reading

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A hot mess.

I just figured, if I’m going to be a mess, I might as well be a hot mess, right?” – Mindy Kaling So usually for Mia’s birthday, I write a post about advocacy and Down syndrome and what I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Let go.

“Let go or be dragged.” – Zen Proverb My fellow horse-back riding friends will understand this completely. That moment when your horse spooks, you fall off, and you’re still holding the reins. You have two choices. You either let go … Continue reading

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To tilt.

“What a pair we make, huh? Both trying to hide who we are, both unable to do so. Your men love you. If I knew nothing else about you, that would be enough. But you also tilt when you should … Continue reading

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Full disclosure.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius There are a lot of things about Down syndrome that aren’t normal. I’m just going to say it. Let’s put that right on the table for a … Continue reading

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Not at all what I thought it would be

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” ― Maya Angelou So the big 3-year birthday is just around the corner. I’ve been feeling pretty nostalgic lately, thinking about when Mia … Continue reading

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Chapter 6.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ― Anaïs Nin I’m not a naturally courageous person. I’ll tell you what I am. I’m the truest definition of an introvert, and my Myers Briggs test tells me I’m an … Continue reading

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