nice to meet, or remeet, all of you!
i have often posted here about my best friend's daughter, hannah. she was dx in 2001 with pdd. i have known her since her birth & she is closer to me than if she were my niece.
i am so excited because i have just been hired as hannah's in home mental health aide. 20-30 hrs. per week i will be in her home, helping her, playing with her, just loving her. she is amazing. i am planning to just follow her around & do whatever she does, all day long. i sat with her, on her dining room table one day, & stacked plastic cups w/ her over & over again. i kept thinking, why am i having SO much fun?! but i was!
a friend has a child w/ down's syndrome, she was w/a group of her friends who were all discussing their children. one of them all of a sudden looked at her & said, oh, we are SO sorry. she was like, sorry for what? they were apologizing for talking about their "normal" kids in front of her. she is so awesome, she said, don't apologize to me, i feel sorry for YOU! not one of them has a relationship w/ her kids like she has w/ hers.
i tried & tried the other day to MAKE myself feel sorry for hannah, & i truly could not think of one reason. she is amazing.
peace & love to you all in your journeys. i am so glad this forum is here!