Darius Rucker performs with a group of people with developmental delays at the ACM awards.
I so admire and respect people who have the gift of great talent and who choose to use that gift in a meaningful way. It inspires me. It makes me ask myself-- what can I be doing? What should I be doing? How can I do more?
A 60 Minutes segment featuring Albert Pujols-- an incredible baseball player and an awesome advocate. Thank you Miss Katie for making sure I knew this was on Sunday night!
Every night before bed, I pray for three things (well, I actually pray for like a million things-- all the babies having surgeries, all the babies born with Down syndrome who don't have homes, all my friends and family, and on and on), but I always pray for these three very specific things.
I pray to God and ask that he help me to be the best mom I can be, to be the best wife I can be and to be the best person I can be.
I don't know the answer, but I look for it every day and try to fulfill whatever the role or journey may be for me. I belong to an online community for people who have a child with Down syndrome and one of the moms in that community puts it so eloquently. She says, "I never knew I wanted a child with Down syndrome until I had one."
I never knew I would be an advocate for my child. Now I know.