We went to our local Buddy Walk on the weekend.
This was our second walk. We went last year when I was pregnant. It was a last minute thing last year as I was really nervous and not in the head space to go since I was having a very hard pregnancy with some complications. I thought that it would be too much for me last year, but it ended up being what I needed. Support and smiling faces. I fell in love with their name and idea of the Canadian Down Syndrome Campaign called " Celebrate Being".
This year it was also a very last minute thing because of Wysdom's g tube. We weren't sure if he was going to be up for it. As it turns out...he was up for it. So at the last minute we grabbed our stuff, my mom and sister and headed off for the walk. It was such a beautiful day. Although we didn't stay long, it was so nice to do the walk and feel like part of our local community. Since Wysdom has kept us busy we haven't connected that much with our local community as of yet. So it was nice to be able to go out and do just that. Here are a few pictures from the day.
As you can see, Wysdom is interested in his hands and not smiling for the camera.
It was so last minute that we ended up at the end of the walk.
This is Wysdom enjoying the fresh air.
This is my sister, mom, niece and Blyss just minutes before the walk.
Next year our goal is to be prepared, have more family members and maybe even do up some t-shirts.