Life was good and we thought we had it all figured out, that is usually when God throws a curveball your way.
Our youngest child, Cedar, was born with a little something extra. We didn't know before his birth but Cedar has Down Syndrome. I knew so very little in the beginning about Down Syndrome that I was a little terrified, scared, and unsure. I hated being in that place, so I started befriending Dr. Google and I really didn't find much of what would comfort me at first. What I wanted was not medical jargon, but real stories, real photos, and to see real families. I also needed this to be able to educate my 5 other children about their new brother, though they cared very little about his label and just wanted to love on and enjoy him. They have subsequently become some of his biggest advocates, right along side his mama.
It took a lot of searching to finally come across what I was looking for and that spurned me to want to help spread the word for other moms who found themselves exactly where I had been. I was already a successful blogger and I love to write so that is how I decided to help spread awareness.
I wrote my first blog post about Down Syndrome 2 weeks after Cedar was born and I launched the site www.CedarsStory.com when he was 3 months old. The site is not just Cedar's story but the story of so many other families who have shared their journey there as well.
I am also working on a program to provide a small gift to new mamas starting their journey with a child that has DS. All of this because of just two words, Down Syndrome. Our life has been impacted for the better.