On November 18 2009 at 4:02 am William Alan Bartosch was joyfully welcomed into our family. He weighed in at 7 lbs 9 oz and 20 in long. We were stunned to discover that he was born with Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome. We love him unconditionally from the top of his toe-head to the tips of his toes. We know that this diagnosis will not define him. He is a happy, healthy little boy that just happens to have an extra chromosome.

Follow us on this unexpected and exciting journey as we learn how to live life Will's Way.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Loving Littles

Yet again Kelle Hampton put into amazing words what I am feeling and I didn't even know it. You must read her post from Tuesday 7.6...it is so good. She is so true and honest and so right when she says sometimes it just hits her that her daughter has Down Syndrome and that she doesn't always know when it is going to hit. That is the worst of it. If you knew, you could prepare yourself or at least make sure you are somewhere that you can cry freely, but when it hits you in JoAnn fabric for example...as it did hit me last night (Mere you know why!)...it sucks because you just have to brush it off and wait until you get home to let your gaurd down.
I know she is right that moments like this hit 'in non-special needs land' too...'Parenthood is hard and beautiful. Scary and rewarding. Sad and happy.'...or so I am learning. It truely is ALL of those things. She put it best when she said 'Loving littles is one of the greatest, most wonderful things that will ever happen to you.'! So I will end on that happy note:)
(Kelle Hampton's blog is linked to Will's blog...it is called 'Enjoying the Small Things'.)

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