Monday, December 6, 2010
I love Chanukah. I love seeing the Menorah glow each night and i love all the Chanukah activities.
Here in my little shtub we have been busy busy busy. I have been making Chanukah gifts for all five, yes you read that right, all five of Rozie's therapist, and Dovie's three teachers. I love having an excuse to get creative, ok so i really never need an excuse, but still
We were part of a grand car Menorah parade that ended by the harbor with tons of people and even the mayor.
I really need to come up with a new pose, but hey i was having fun!
We also went to a holiday party at our local Down syndrome chapter. I learned two valuable lessons at this party. Number one my Jewish son has never seen santa before and is absolutely terrified of him. Number two i am so happy to have a child with Down syndrome. I remember i was contacted by this group right after i had Rozie and i was not even ready to go there. Even though i was always at ease and genuinely happy with Rozie's diagnosis there were a few things in the beginning that i just wasn't ready for. I have come a long way baby. Not only was i ready this year i basked in seeing all the kids and families. I got to meet two of my online friends in real three dimensional life. I was able to relish in Evan's cuteness and actually reach out and touch that cute cute cute head of red hair, and have a face to face with my new accidental online friend ( long story there).I also loved seeing all the different kids and all the varying personalities in the Down syndrome world. I saw shy teens, and teens singing all the words to their favorite songs on the microphone.
I saw babies and school age children, some happy and excited, some overwhelmed. I saw young parents and older parents. We even met another Jewish family. The whole situation felt so typical so normal, so perfect. I love being a Down syndrome mom, what did i do to be so lucky? Happy Chanukah!!!
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