Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

"21 March 2011 marks the 6th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day and each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do. Down Syndrome International encourages our friends all over the World to choose your own themes, activities and events to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities."

We celebrated the World Down Syndrome Day with a big event in Tommy's life. Today was Tommy's first day in preschool. Today is just the beginning of many big events in my son's life. We keep the illusion of a bright future for my son, along the way we may have to adapt  our expectations, but always believing in our son's potential.

My husband took Tommy to the preschool this morning and he said Tommy was happy to be there. I called to his teacher after the class and she said he did great. She was surprised how much Tommy likes books. He played on the sensory table, which is one of Tommy's favorite activities. I was impressed that the teacher said Tommy liked to play with the big building blocks. I thought to buy a big building block set for his birthday, but I thought he may not like them.  Now, I know it is a good toy for him. He didn't cry and he was very comfortable around the building. My little boy is growing up. We are very proud of him!

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!
Celebrate Diversity!


RK said...

Congratulations on a great first day of school!!!
We'll look for him to say hi!

evrfwd said...

This is awesome Tommy! You are amazing! Love your smile and your backpack looks as big as Maya's. I'm so glad we are having this experience together. =)