Sunday, October 30, 2011

31 for 21 Day 30: The Good Life

Very early on in the 31 for 21 challenge, I heard the "Good Life" come on the radio by One Republic and it got me thinking about Colin, his life, and all of his peers who also live with Down Syndrome. We all have been working really hard this month to spread awareness about Down Syndrome and the lives of those living with it. We want people to know and understand that a disability doesn't define our children because they have so many abilities that make them who they are.

I am proud of Colin for showing the world that he is the most loving, fun, silly, inspirational, special, hard working and normal little boy.

...and he happens to have a little something extra.

I am thankful to all of you, whether you have a family member or not with Down Syndrome, who help us spread the word, who have changed using certain words, who have donated money, posted messages on facebook, participated in walks and events, and so on for joining us this month.

I am most especially grateful to all of those who submitted pictures and quotes to my project to highlight that even though those living with Down Syndrome have a disability, they do truly live the good life.

Enjoy.



8 comments:

Nana said...

That was GREAT Kelli!!!! Just love all the beautiful children!! Made me smile made me teary!! Thanks for sharing! 5 Minutes of pure love and joy!! Love, Nana

Aunt Kimmy said...

This is absolutely beautiful! It truly put a smile on my face!

courtney said...

off to watch it again and again. oh, what a perfectly sweet ending and so beautifully done. what a wonder you are. thanks for including us, kelli. love you to bits. (and the videos of colin are just the absolute best...)

stephanie said...

Holy cow that was beautiful!And i was just fine until the end and that little video clip... that hug! That hug did it!
Great job Kelli, thank you!

Adrienne said...

Love it Kelli! And that last clip of Colin and Chris made me burst into tears! We love Colin so much!!!

Kacey Bode said...

YAY! I love it! You did a great job!!!

Kristin said...

Love it. So much better to see it on my computer screen than my phone!

Michelle said...

You did such a great job of putting the all the pictures together!! Love it!