I’m just a stay-at-home mom of two, with two in Heaven. I’ve been married to my best friend, Josh, since August 2015. I’m passionate about normalizing Down Syndrome and reducing the number of Down Syndrome diagnosis related abortions. To this end, I have created this blog and I am also the co-owner, alongside of my husband, of Woven47, which is an apparel company dedicated to raising financial support and awareness for Down syndrome and other special needs.
When I was first introduced to the Down Syndrome community, I was heartbroken to learn that in the U.S. over 60% of pregnancies where the baby is suspected of having Down Syndrome end in abortion. I realized from my own experience, as well as reading numerous articles, blog posts, and just internet comments in general, the overwhelming majority of people are ignorant about what Down Syndrome really is and what it entails. I can’t fault anyone because, after all, I was ignorant as well until I joined this community. The more families I connected with, and the more ignorant comments I read, or heard, I realized I didn’t want to just fade into the crowd and not try to change the way people view Down Syndrome. I can’t be upset about a lack of knowledge if I’m not willing to educate.
I took a Down syndrome diagnosis and turned it into a way to celebrate individuality, and bring glory and honor to God who created my daughter, Hannah, in His image. I hope by sharing our journey that we can inspire, educate, and motivate you to look at Down syndrome in a whole new way!
13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. -Psalm 139:13-15 (ESV)
Aside from blogging, I love Jesus, my family, coffee, reading, nerdy stuff, politics, and my cat.