This week, Nicholas’ ambassador announcement was sent to a couple of media outlets. Within an hour, the story was everywhere.
As the week progressed, more coverage led to more articles, two news segments, a front page of our local paper, and over a thousand shares on facebook.
Although I have been so overwhelmed trying to get back to everyone who has been sending such kind words, I have been looking for specific comments. I was able to find what I was looking for.
Some of those negative stigmas that surround Down syndrome, or even just some incorrect facts, have been popping up in the comments.
Don’t get angry. It was nothing mean toward Nicholas. If you are a reader of the blog, I know how much you care for him and how much that would fire you up.
Mostly, it has just been people making harmless assumptions about his well being and development. As I was giving some gentle corrections, I thought to myself: this is it.
This is it!
This is why I started writing the blog in the first place. I started it to be able to find the negative information out there and change the perception from a sad story to a happy one.
This week, thanks to you, we have done just that. His ambassadorship has only just begun! I am so thrilled just thinking about the minds we can change in a year.
To all of you who sent kind comments, emojis, and just overall positive vibes our way, thank you!
To those of you who shared the story, a very special thanks to you too! It has just extended Nicholas’ reach that much farther!
To those of you brave enough to ask us questions about Down Syndrome, thank you for caring enough about knowing the truth to do so. We just want to show everyone our truth, because it is just so special.
Thank you for making our dreams a reality this week.
A very proud momma.