Eden’s Birth Story

This first part was written a week after Eden was born, excuse the DRAMA So my babies one week old, what a week! Last time I went through this I was amazed they let me out of hospital with a child. I kept telling myself ‘16 year olds can do it Ruth, so can you’.… Continue reading Eden’s Birth Story

Then this happened!

Recently my amazing husband wrote a poem ‘I Don’t Want to Change Her, But…’ it’s pretty awesome. Today we got a bit creative… I DON’T WANT TO CHANGE HER, BUT… This is not the way I’d thought I’d start, To share this message from my heart. A question asked from my little buddy That left… Continue reading Then this happened!

I don’t want to change her, but…

This is not the way I’d thought I’d start To share this message from my heart A question asked from my little buddy That left Dad feeling somewhat cruddy! The little voice asked as we left home “Does anyone wish Eden didn’t have Down syndrome?” Mum jumped straight in, with no way, no how while… Continue reading I don’t want to change her, but…

What’s wrong with her? And 10 other things you should never say to the parent of a child with Down syndrome.

by Ruth Usher Didn’t you have the test? Not that it’s any of your business but if you must know, no I didn’t! And my reason for that is because prenatal testing would not show me HOW FREAKIN’ AWESOME she would be, it wouldn’t tell me how smart she would be, how quickly she will… Continue reading What’s wrong with her? And 10 other things you should never say to the parent of a child with Down syndrome.

LABEL THIS!!!

LABEL THIS!!! (Feel free to picture me saying this with 1 finger up, your choice which finger) In my life I have had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with world leaders in the areas of Religion, Politics, Business, and Music.  I have met some of the best “Motivational” speakers around, whilst they have had some… Continue reading LABEL THIS!!!

The Ghost of Christmas Usher

I do love Christmas the songs, the food, oh my goodness the food! Rocky Road, Christmas Cake, Roast Pork, Seafood, YoYo’s (like Melting moments but better), berries and stone fruit, the list goes on but I think you get it. I even just love the all round happiness the season seems to bring, I guess that’s the Christmas Spirit. Living… Continue reading The Ghost of Christmas Usher

Introducing Israel! The x2 of perfectbydesignx2

For those that are not aware this blog is about our family, it’s about raising awareness of Down syndrome that has affected our world in the most positive of ways and it’s about us sharing our little journey with all of you that care to join. It is our prayer that we can introduce you… Continue reading Introducing Israel! The x2 of perfectbydesignx2