My husband and I are privileged to be the parents of a beautiful daughter with Down Syndrome. God placed Ashley in our care 42 years ago to love, protect, guide, and teach. Today, I look back through the years and question who is teaching whom.
Ashley exhibits more unconditional love and grace for life's journey than most of us will begin to comprehend. Although she chooses not to converse a lot, I stand amazed at the impact she continues to have on the lives of those who know her and witness her sweet spirit and winning smile. Regardless of how our day has gone, Ashley continues to give us reasons to smile.
In 2016, two of my stories and photos of Ashley as a child were published in a book called Reasons to Smile: Celebrating People Living with Down Syndrome https://www.amazon.com/Reasons-Smile-Celebrating-People-Syndrome/dp/0764350404. I’m honored that my stories were accepted and published along with 50+ others from around the world.
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Good luck and thank you for visiting my blog today through Wednesday in honor of families living with Down syndrome.