Tuesday, October 4, 2011

31 for 21: High Expectations

Since I knew that I was expecting a child with Trisomy 21 (T21), I kept my high expectations for him. I didn't rule out any possibility and opportunity for him to reach his full potential. I knew since the beginning we would have to face challenges; but with love, patient and stimulation everything can be possible. We are not going to give up until he will attend to a regular school, speak two languages, and graduate from college. 

In our journey, I have found other moms who also think as I do. I am raising my son to be a productive member of this society, this means, I want for him to get a job that allow him being independent —Not a job that pays $10 per hour. We will nurture him with opportunities to discover his talents and he will choose what to do with those talents. One talent I want for Tommy to explore is the graphic arts because it is an universal talent. He could work any where in the world without restrictions as a graphic designer. More than talent it could be a way to start his professional career. The best of all, he will have my guidance and 20 years from now to learn about the design software because I am a graphic designer.

Christmas card 2011
This is my latest inspiration.


RK said...

Very nice!! :o) I was going to see if you wanted to get out for dinner this week, but we've been (and still are) sick around here. Soon though!!

Rosa Maria said...

It will be awesome to eat dinner with you guys. Just give me a call.

Kimberly said...

I'm completely planning on teaching all my girls to sew and quilt. I think that as artistic as my bear cub already shows herself to be that she could make fantastic quilts, whether or not she decides to be a quilter, seamstress, or other type of fabric artist.