Tuesday, October 25, 2011

31 for 21 Day 25: I Didn't Know

When Colin was born and I found out that he had Down Syndrome, I was really scared because I didn't know anything about Down Syndrome. My perceptions were based on the few experiences I had had growing up in school. I didn't know what the future would hold. I didn't know how people were going to react when we told them. I didn't know if Colin was going to have any number of potential health problems. I didn't know what the next day would bring.

With time, I realized that what I didn't know I would learn and that I didn't need to know everything.

Because I also didn't know that one day I would get so excited because Colin sat up for the first time, crawled, and then stood up. I didn't know that it would feel so good to have him eat a whole pancake by himself, drink his whole cup of pediasure AND have half of a banana in one sitting (tonight....yay!).

I didn't know that Colin would introduce me to a whole new community of friends. I didn't know that the smallest of milestones would cause the biggest cheers in my house. I didn't know that Down Syndrome wasn't such a scary place.

I do know that we don't have to know it all because we have Colin and we have learned to take it one step at a time...


Nana said...

Colin sure is teaching us a lot!!

Jenny said...

Darn it, I'm not sure my last comment went through!!! Kelli, I just wanted to tell you how much your blog has meant to me over the past two years! Every post you write I can relate to! Your blog has been one of the ones I have followed since Russell was born. Thank you, for just writing your thoughts and your feelings...You have helped me on my own journey more than you can know!

Alaina and Kyle said...

Kelli- This was a great post! Love all the pictures as well.