Today is ~G’s 2nd birthday. (you can see him here when he was just 2 weeks old.)
I followed him around all morning and afternoon with my camera. After a while he was like “Mom, really, put that thing away!” But I kept grabbing the camera sporadically through the day, trying to capture his mischievous smile, the relationship he has with big brother ~O, his general cuteness, and well how normal he is.
I read this blog post three days ago and cried. It struck a nerve about my worries for ~G and his future, that he will be seen more for Down syndrome than the awesome tidbit of humanity that he is. It played on my fears when in reality it is not all that different from how I feel about each of my school age boys. Are they pushed/inspired to work to their highest potential? Will their teacher really get them? Will they have a hard time making friends? Will they be valued? Will they find their thing or things to wrap their heart and energies around, giving their lives meaning?
I’m not sure I have answers to these questions, but I have faith and that is no different for any of my boys.
Here’s ~G today while his crazy mama harasses him with her camera:
Happy Birthday my beautiful and perfect son!