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Every Day... by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I think about the orphans . How couldn't I? I've got one (less) orphan in my home. And I feel like I should do more. My heart is aching...because I know.   ... Read on »
My Little Patient by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Bridget was diagnosed with strep for the first time the week after Alina came home.  Since then, she's had it six times, and her tonsils were staying huge.  Wai ... Read on »
Changes by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Lost Found Read on »
Something on the Road, Changed My World by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Sara Groves ~ I Saw What I Saw I saw what I saw and I can't forget itI heard what I heard and I can't go backI know what I know and I can't deny it Something on ... Read on »
Living in the Light, Explained by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome When we merged Bridget's Light and Loving Alin a , there was little question whether our new blog title would include the word light.  Our whole story revolves around ... Read on »
New Baby Diagnosed with Down Syndrome--What Do I Say (Part II)? by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Diagnosis 101, What to Say to Others Does your new baby have Down syndrome?  Have you wondered how to tell others about it?  As parents, it is tough enou ... Read on »
New Baby Diagnosed with Down Syndrome--What Do I Say? by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Diagnosis 101, What to Say to Others Does your new baby have Down syndrome?  Have you wondered how to tell others about it?  As parents, it is tough ... Read on »
Must.Find.Home.For.ANNA by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Look at this darling little girl!  She needs a home.  Could it be yours?   You may remember beautiful Anna.  Her story reached--and touched--many people earlier thi ... Read on »
Alina - October by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Alina is three and a half years old.  And though most people are shocked to hear it, Bridget is bigger than  Alina, who looks much more "sturdy" than her older sister.  ... Read on »
Bridget - October by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Bridget is four now, and she is definitely the Big Sister :).  She's still pretty tiny (at 37 inches and 31 pounds), but is a mighty little thing.   She's very socia ... Read on »
Checkmarks, Bubbles and Dots by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome ...can never paint a full or accurate picture of a person. While this type of questionnaire might provide some broad information, these dots do not represent my ... Read on »
Common Threads, Namesakes & Blessings by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome “The Red Thread” is a Chinese proverb which says that the people who are meant to know one another in this life are connected by an invisible thread. The thread may twist a ... Read on »
Flashback by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome There is a specific reason this story is posted today.  Check back tomorrow to learn the significance... A Regular Baby (Bridget’s Arrival) Written by big sister ... Read on »
Darkness and Light, Revisited by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. ~Og Mandino It is hard not to be hopeful when you've ... Read on »
Keeping it Real by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I have taken some heat recently for my “positive and hopeful” blogging style--either for not being completely honest, or for not having covered enough of the dark side to r ... Read on »
The Crystal Ball by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome At the time of our child's diagnosis, how many of us wished we had a crystal ball to see what the future would hold?  How many of us worried about how Down syndrome would a ... Read on »
From the Heart by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome When I asked the kids to sit down and write a post for Down Syndrome Awareness Month, I had a feeling they would do so willingly.  What they each have written has come stra ... Read on »
My Sister, Alina (by Kyle) by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Alina has made an impact on not only our lives, but other people's too. Alina and our family have been completely different than before we found her. She has made us unders ... Read on »