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Her Name was Anya... by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome  Anya, when she was little though she was known as "Anne Marie" on Reece's Rainbow.  Anya was a beautiful little girl, born in ... Read on »
Making a Difference by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Every ounce of effort to understand DS and address it produces a pound of cure for many of its most tragic aspects. ~ Kathy Ireland, whose niece has Down syndrome NI ... Read on »
Begin challenging your own ... by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Begin challenging your own assumptions.  Your assumptions are your windows on the world.  Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in. ~Alan Ald ... Read on »
The Missing Piece, by Brian by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Bridget and Alina have changed a lot since the spring when we brought Alina home. Alina has been changing, like her laugh when we first met her was bland and did not expres ... Read on »
Loved and Wanted, by Sara by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome This past December, when my family committed to bringing home Alina, I understood that there were many unknowns, but I was all for it nonetheless. I saw all of the potentia ... Read on »
Each day comes bearing its ... by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. ~ Ruth Ann Schabacker Read on »
My Little Sisters, by Emmy by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Bridget and Alina are funny and cute.When Alina grows up I think she is going do gymnastics.When Bridget grows up I think she is going to be a hair stylist.They both like B ... Read on »
Oh My Goodness... by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Look what we have here:  Two cute preschoolers! Read on »
Buddy Walk by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome I checked the weather forecast before we left for our local Buddy Walk yesterday:  "44 degrees.  Feels like 41 degrees.  Showers.  Fitness comfort:  uncomfortable." ... Read on »
Stop the Presses! by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome We're not moving to a different blog address :).  Importing problem solved.  And I don't have to re-build my Down syndrome-related links.  All content from Loving Alina als ... Read on »
What You Can Expect by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome ...to see here during the month of October - Thoughts, quotes and links related to all aspects of life with Down syndrome - A post about our new blog title :) - A new ... Read on »
Please Come Visit by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome ...our new blog:  LIVING IN THE LIGHT Read on »
October 2010 by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Awareness Month--a time to celebrate, to share information and to increase awareness. There are two little girls in my family room right now who aren't yet ... Read on »
She Remembers by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome Many people have asked whether Alina misses the orphanage, and whether she remembers the people or her time there. Alina is becoming more verbal, but she doesn't have th ... Read on »
First Week of Preschool Re-cap by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome From the preschool teacher: The girls are doing GREAT! Both of them have really surprised me. Bridget is such a different little girl than she was last ... Read on »
First Day of Preschool 2010-11 by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome On the Bus - Bridget is Happy :) Alina Waves Goodbye Bridget:  "Yippee!" -  Alina:  "What ... Read on »
An Orphan No More (Loving Alina) by Lisa Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Down Syndrome From LOST to LOVED, watch the transformation in our beautiful Alina in just four short months... Read on »