Our local Down syndrome parent group had a speaker tonight. She's 30 years old and has Down syndrome. She lives independently with a roommate (who also has Down syndrome), she does her own menu planning, cooking and shopping, she balances her own checkbook, she has two jobs, and she speaks very well. What an awesome encouragement to all of us parents in the day-to-day grind of therapies, IEP's, etc.! Lori's mom came with her, but mostly just to answer questions we had (and she ran powerpoint for Lori).
It was wonderful to be there with Micah. Our last gathering was a pizza party and Micah got sick the next day. This group pulled together and gave generously to us while Micah was sick. We're so blessed! This was Micah's highlight of the night:
(Have I mentioned he hasn't been sleeping well?)
Saying "farewell" to our faithful childcare providers!