Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thanksgiving...21 Things We Love About Wysdom

31 For 21 Challenge: Day 11

In Canada we are celebrating Thanksgiving weekend. In honour of the 31 for 21 Challenge for Down syndrome awareness, I thought I would mention 21 things that our family loves about Wysdom and are thankful for. So here we go...

We Love:
  1. His smile

  2. His laugh

  3. The way he looks at his sister Blyss

  4. His love of music. He swings his legs while he sits in his bouncy chair when music is played

  5. His endless babbling and cooing

  6. His strength during open heart surgery

  7. How he always overcomes difficult times

  8. How he smiles with his eyes

  9. When he blows raspberries

  10. His ability to make our family and extend family stronger

  11. The way he sucks his toes

  12. Watching him use his feet in many acrobatic ways

  13. The way he says dada

  14. How he can watch himself in the mirror for ever

  15. How he is willing to do anything during physical therapy even though the toys are sometimes far out

  16. How he splashes in the bath tub

  17. When he grabs his sister and looks like he is going to eat her up

  18. The way he makes doctors and therapist smile and laugh

  19. How he melts the hearts of so many.

  20. His chubby cheeks

  21. How he has taught us to LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY

We love you Wysdom and all that you have brought to our lives. We are so thankful that you are here and we are so happy that we are your parents.


Beverly said...

Happy Thanksgiving! What a beautiful list!

Beth said...

Oh Sasha, this list just filled my heart with love and joy! Thank you so much for sharing it. Wysdom is a precious miracle and not a day goes by that I don't think fondly of your dear family. This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for Wysdom and for all that he has taught me so far through his strength and sweetness.

Kim Rees said...

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. I came over to check out your blog since I saw that you posted on mine. Let me just say that your son is absolutely adorable! Love the pic at the top of your blog! You are right we parents of children with Ds have so much to be thankful for. Your list is a great expression of that thanks. Hope to read more on your blog in the future.