~To every mom who reads this blog,
may your children rise up and call you blessed!~
A happy mother with four sweet daughters–Laura, age 12, Jane, age 10, Katie, age 10, and Verity, age 22 months~
The same happy mother with seven fine sons–(left to right) Joseph, age 18, holding Peter, age 5, Daniel, age 16, holding James, age 5, Stephen, age 3, Joshua, age 15, holding John Michael, age 6~
P. S. Here are two Happy Mother’s Day presents for you!
1) Do you love seeing many sweet faces of children with Down syndrome, all in one place? If so, you’ll enjoy watching the slideshow my friend Patti put together this weekend. If you have a child of your own with Down syndrome, I’m warning you–you may need to have tissues handy!
2) This one wasn’t originally going to appear on the blog but I was outvoted by my own family. (Huh. On Mother’s Day, too!)
We’ve been interviewed over the past several months by an extremely respectful, thorough, and professional newswriter named Tom Avril. Our first news media experience was a painless one mostly because of both Tom and Michael, the photographer, who put us all at ease. It would be hard to be more pleased with Tom’s careful and excellent handling of Katie’s story.
Tom told us Thursday evening that the story would appear in the Philadelphia Inquirer today, but he let us wait and be surprised by the fact that it was put on the front page! We are so thankful for the wider exposure this may give the story, with all the greater potential to get more help to the children. We thought you may especially enjoy seeing the two videos linked to on the site, especially the one that includes footage of Katie coming home.