𝙿𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝙿𝚞𝚛𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚎 ,𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚍𝚎𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚎 𝚠𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚑𝚞𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚠𝚎 𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗'𝚝 𝚐𝚘𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚊𝚢 𖧷 #Gratitude #gratitudeattitude #Depression #Anxiety #EverythingsGoingToBeOkay #HappinessCanBeFoundEvenInTheDarkestOfTimesIfOnlyOneRemembersToTurnOnTheLight #everylifematters #worry #Stress #Stronger #ItGetsBetter
𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚍𝚘𝚗'𝚝 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚊𝚍𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚜 𝚜𝚊𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚝𝚑 𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛 ,𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚘𝚘 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜/𝚍𝚎𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚘𝚛𝚝
𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚝𝚑 𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚎𝚟𝚘𝚕𝚟𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚘𝚍𝚊𝚢'𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎'𝚜 𝚜𝚘 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚑𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚕𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚢 𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙸 𝚑𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚊𝚍𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚊 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚐𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚜𝚊𝚢 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚢𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚘𝚛𝚝.
Raise your hand if you said this while pregnant.🙋♀️
This has been the topic of discussion in the #downsyndromecommunityafter the @todayshow interviewed Olympic athlete Shawn Johnson and her husband after a “Down Syndrome scare.”
But what happens if your baby isn’t healthy?
What happens if your baby happens to be born with an extra chromosome or some other “anomaly?”
Does that baby not deserve to be celebrated?! Loved!? Parents congratulated?
Of course she does!
Stella’s Down Syndrome Diagnosis threw us for a loop and we went through all the emotions. Yes, we too prayed for a “normal” baby while we waited for the news. But I wish someone would’ve told me that it was going to be okay either way. I wish someone would’ve celebrated with me. I wish I knew then what I know now.
I get that we all want a healthy baby too..I was heartbroken, scared and angry when we learned of Stella’s heart condition. But her life wasn’t of any less value because of it.
First of all I want you to know that a Down Syndrome Diagnosis doesn’t automatically mean an unhealthy child. But in the event that a child may have health issues, their lives are still worth celebrating! And we need to get better at shouting their worth.
Will you help me shout their worth ? #everylifematters #DownSyndrome