Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Child with Down Syndrome Is. . .

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and I am participating in the 31-for-21 blog hop.  While Ellie possesses 3 copies of the 21 chromosome every single day of her life, this month is a time to educate others about Ds as well as celebrate those wonderful people in our lives who happen to have designer genes.


My Ellie is




. . . beautiful





. . . sassy







. . . a drama queen








. . . very determined (& agile)






...and cleanly, industrious
. . . motivated








. . . loving








. . . spunky








. . . full of mischief








. . . a little bit vain





...isn't always happy
. . . stubborn, really stubborn







. . . amazing








. . . exasperating!



. . . completely, utterly lovable








. . . just like any other kid!




I titled this post "My Child with Down Syndrome" rather than "My Downs or Down Syndrome Child".  It may seem like a small literary nuisance, but it is in fact something we refer to as People First Language.  My daughter is a child first.  Ellie just happens to have Down syndrome.  Ellie does not equal the syndrome. Hence my child with Down syndrome.
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9 comments:

  1. Seriously, I LOVE all the photos of Ellie! She is too stinkin' cute!! My fav is the "spunky" photo!

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  2. She sure looks like she is all that and more.

    Would you allow me to add a picture of Anna to my Blog Hop post that highlights how people with Ds have beautiful eyes? Stop by and let me know. Thanks!

    http://theunknowncontributor.blogspot.com/2012/10/are-you-aware.html

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  3. I love all those pics....especially her in the dog bowls! bahaha!

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  4. These are just fabulous - she looks about 16 in that sassy picture. Watch out boys!

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