Sunday, October 12, 2014

Beautiful Real Life

I don't really have anything to say today.  It was one of those days that when you get that diagnosis of Down syndrome and your world tilts on its axis because you weren't expecting it and don't know what it wonder if these kind of days are gone forever.  Then Reality takes over.  Real life happens.  And you realize that a diagnosis doesn't mean the end of everything....rather just a shift.  Some things change forever.  Some things change for a little while.  Some things are harder.  Some things are more beautiful.  And those things you wondered if you would ever do again?  Yeah, you find a way.

We drove up to see the aspens in all their fall glory today.  We haven't been in five years...not since before Reagan was even conceived.  (And interestingly enough the delay had more to do with tackling motion sickness in Cadence....thank you Miss Wanda!...than Down syndrome)

We found the same baby tree Cadence played with keeping
pace in the growing up department

 We all love to hike and be outdoors.  And of course fall is my favorite season.  

Every year in the second week of October the Aspen leaves turn and when the wind blows through them you are showered with a golden rain of leaves.

 The girls loved it.  Nature is the best playground ever.  Reagan's low muscle tone and yet to be corrected foot problems make walking in rough terrain for any length of time difficult for her, but with the help of our trusty ($12 swapmeet) jogging stroller we manage to get her anyplace the big girls can walk.  Then she gets out and explores whenever we stop.  So yeah,  disability may slow us down, but it won't ever get us down :)

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