I've come across so many great blogs from this 31 for 21 experience that sometimes I feel overwhelmed. These (mostly) mothers are all trying to make a difference and I want to think I am trying to also. But am I doing enough? Am I raising enough awareness? In my defense, Harper is only 2 months old. I have her entire life to raise awareness. Do I know as much about Down syndrome as I should? No. Will I ever? Probably not. I don't think anyone does. Even the expert, Dr. Mobley, is always learning.
As each day passes I am learning and learning will always continue. It's a process. And I have always struggled with the process. I like to get to the end result fast. I am impatient. I loved being pregnant but hated that I had to wait to have my baby. I love to travel but hate the process of getting there. I love the holidays and to decorate but I want it NOW! Understand?! So, the fact that I don't have a niche yet in the Down syndrome world frustrates me. I want to be involved, to find my voice, to be Harper's advocate. How will I do this? Besides being her mom and being as up to date as possible, I'm not sure. I want to be successful in raising awareness but am still trying to figure out how.
On a lighter note...Harper had a great short week at school! She had a ton of visits from all the teachers and many parents. As one teacher put in on Wednesday "here comes the Harper parade!" She can't help it that she is super cute and the director's kid. Everyone has to like her!
I've posted a lot of links lately due from plain exhaustion. And I apologize because I know that those are not the most popular posts. And I've promised Harper pictures so for your viewing pleasure...here they are!