March 30th, 2017 our lives changed in the best way yet! It was a scary day filled with so many emotions and the constant flow of tears yet never once did I regret anything we've done to get to this point in our lives. Londynn was sent to us and she has been a blessing in so many ways to our family. 

Londynn is now 5 months and is the sassiest, prettiest, and funniest little babe. I knew when she was born that I would get my Mama heart strings pulled often by the stares and ignorance of people who just don't understand yet I didn't truly understand how bad it would hurt. My heart is living out side my body everyday and every rude comment and article that is published about children with extra chromosomes not deserving a chance in this world makes me instantly heart broken. Londynn is such a light in our lives and our lives our better with her. 

Together I believe if we switch our mind set from a disability to a little extra we can slowly start to understand they are more a like than different. Down Syndrome isn't a disability it's a little extra love, kindness, strength, and faith everyday. 

We all have a little extra something that we are living with each day whether it's depression, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Anxiety, Asthma, Arthritis, etc. We all are living with a little extra something that makes us different and different is beautiful! How boring would the world be if we were all the same. I don't know about you yet I'd rather be different than the same.

I'm asking for those of you who are having a hard time understanding why families who get the pre diagnosis of their baby having Down Syndrome decide to choose love instead of abortion to understand we our parents and this little extra blessing doesn't make them less of a person than you. When you say that you don't think our children should even get a chance to be who they are supposed to be please understand God doesn't make mistakes and these our our children you are talking about. If you don't understand, try to understand there's a reason why families who have children with an extra chromosome are so HAPPY It's because of the little extra that they have brought into our lives! Now don't misunderstand being happy for always being happy we have our struggles like any other families yet it's a lot harder when you have these beautiful humans who spend most of their lives being mischievous, loving and happy.

Before I got married I was still healing from a lot of things that happened in my past a lot of my wounds turned into scars because of my husband I was able to learn to forgive and find strength with him by my side yet some of those wounds were still in my life and very much there and causing pain. Londynn has brought a whole new meaning to healing she has healed me in ways I have never thought was possible. I've always been afraid of not being loved  and finally with Londynn I feel that love I've been searching for. She looks at me with a sparkle in her eyes and I see the love she has for me. It's pure and eternal. This is only one of many stories that I could share with you about why my life is better with her! We all have opportunity to make a difference in the world. I see so much hate and negativity in a world where we need more love and less hate. With Londynn being born it was a refreshing reminder that in a world full of evil there's still hope and light. I hope my followers can be the people to lift others and be the change you hope to see in the world.

We wanted to make a change that's why we started a blog. We want to help families who get the pre diagnosis overcome the fears that come with not knowing what to expect, not only that we also want to help families who have recently brought a beautiful baby into the world not knowing that they were in for a life of being blessed with a iittle extra. These two situations are very different and hard in different ways! More than anything we wanted to change the hearts of people who see these kids as a burden and not worth a life. I hope they can see our families journey and their hearts can be soften and understand how truly beautiful these children are. Our lives are so much better with Londynn. She is everything we never knew needed in our lives. 

Londynn Mommy and Daddy want you to know "Our wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too."


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