There are very few times in our lives when we get a chance to stand on the brink of something spectacular. To be present at a moment in time and you know that it's just the beginning. There is a spark. An energy in the air that you know will carry over into greatness.
Today I was honored to be part of such an event. No...blessed. For it is beyond words that can describe what it's like to know you are at the beginning of a change. A change that not only effects your child but the thousands of those like her that were born with designer genes.
I have posted before about the families I have met since my Eslea was born. The women and men that give Jason and I motivation to challenge ourselves. We, along with this fabulous group of people, are joining together to start something that has been too much of a long time need in our community.
There are so many people out their like my Eslea. They have opinions, wants, needs and desires. They deserve a voice. So we are forming a group to give them that voice and we're calling it the Down Syndrome Association of South Georgia. That's right. We're here and we are LOUD my friends.
World Down Syndrome Day will be this Monday on March 21st. It's a day to bring positive awareness to the contributions individuals with down syndrome can offer to society. Today was the first event to grab the attention of the local community to show that each voice deserves attention and respect.
Oh the greatness that happens when individual voices group together. Voices are louder in masse. Today was just the beginning of the voices yelling into the world.
The voices will get louder my friends.
Change is a coming.
This is just the beginning.
To be continued....