Happy World Down Syndrome Day-plus a little treat for any European visitors
Posted Aug 24 2008 10:06pm
William has two godmothers. I figured with an extra chromosome and all, he should have an extra godmother. They are two lovely gals, neighbours from two addresses ago. It was a situation that hearkened back to the 1950's when ladies chatted over the fence and hosted you for dinner. The hubbies also socialized together. We could have given those gentlemen the duty of godfather, but in the tiny country church, space up front was limited. Actually, I think we were only allowed to have two godparents and we didn't want to shut out either family. The guys are just like godfathers to Will and love every chance they get to see him.
It just so happens that one of these "godfathers" is an important person in the world of hockey. He played in the European league for many years and was awarded the top scorer "golden helmet" numerous times. He now plays a key role in the business side of hockey and travels the world in his position.
This is how Will lucks out and gets stuff like this:
I thought some of the visitors here from Europe would appreciate a picture of Will in the Swedish hockey jersey.
And here is a hello and happy World Down Syndrome Day from me and a nice warm hug from Will to all the people around the world who have stopped by to check in on Will and his slightly wacky family :)
We have had visitors from:
Canada (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia )
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (England, Ireland, Northern Ireland,Scotland, Wales)
United States (44 different states and Puerto Rico)