It has become so obvious to me even just six months how incredibly blessed our family is, and what a blessing it is to be a part of this amazing new community that we've barely scratched the surface of. How awesome it has been to see through group therapy, and online through news stories and Facebook so many cool, cool things coming out of the Down syndrome family. What a gift it has been to have our eyes open to the world in a very different way.
I feel our family is so incredibly lucky to have Ruby and to be a part of her world, and I am so thankful that we are blessed in this way. It's almost to the point where I wish more of our friends and family were able to experience this in their houses as well. That is not to say that I wish a diagnosis that brings health problems or sorrow or sadness for anyone, but most parents of children with down syndrome would agree that this diagnosis is a bigger blessing than they could've ever imagined.