Because there is always a good reason to tell you how much I love you... In honor of International Down Syndrome Awareness Day (3/21), here are my top 21 reasons of why I think you are amazing and how you make my life better.
1. Your smile, it literally can brighten any room and the make the worst day better.
2. I love that you hug everyone, especially the sometimes grumpy people who really need it. I have no idea where you learned this, so I have to believe this is you at your core.
3. Your will to preserve, when some might say that is too hard, giving up is just not an option for you.
4. I can genuinely say you are the happiest person I know (about 95% of the time), this is really amazing if you think about it, in addition, you have made a much happier person.
5. You are smart, I can tell you think about things from a different perspective and you figure some things out way earlier then I would like.
6.You are a genuine foodie and you don't like sugar, you LOVE food and your pallet is exceptional- better than most adults including your mom.
7. Everywhere you go, you bring joy to others. I love this about you, but I also love seeing you interact with people, how they light up and smile.
8. I love that you have taught me to appreciate the small things and that all milestones should be celebrated (not compared). 9. You are so very strong! For a such a young person you have endured a lot of pain, never an unjustified complaint. On so many occasions, I have been ready to break down as they take you to surgery, but there you are, my brave boy.
10. Your love of books, ever since you were little.
11. The perspective you have given me on the pace of life, I am happy to take the long and winding road with you any day.
12. Your obsession with Batman (MAN) & Wonder Woman (Wo-MAN), we have long discussions about them every day.
13. You have a kind and pure heart, you rarely get in trouble, because I honestly can't say you ever did anything that you knew was bad, you are well-intentioned almost all of the time.
14. That at four, you are already chasing girls but when they try to kiss you, you run away. (Continued in comments 💙💛)