Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fund Raiser

Please check this out. I don't push charities much, I think they are intensely personal but I wanted to get the word out on this one. Amy is a fellow artisan and anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows I like to help out my fellow artisans lol! I also think that Downes Syndrome kids have a huge amount of love to give and so much to teach us about loving each other. So go check out Amy's shop and buy something. And wish Dean a happy birthday!

I Dreamed


Amy Cavaness

I dreamed he'd be born beautiful and healthy.

He was.

I dreamed he'd tell me that he loves me.

He tells me every day.

I dreamed he'd be bright and funny.

He is - his humor is wonderful.

I dreamed he'd ride a bike, catch a ball and wrestle with his big brother.

He does and his brother loves it.

I dreamed he
'd have big birthday parties with lots of friends and cake and presents.

He's had six.

I dreamed he'd one day get on a bus and go to kindergarten.

He did it yesterday - my heart full of love and my eyes full of tears.

I dreamed he'd make us proud.

He has, and he's inspired us.

Dean has Do
wn Syndrome.

I never dreamed that.


It's been 15 years since I wrote this poem. Dean turns 21 on April 7, 2009 and I couldn't have dreamed what kind of man he'd become. He's still funny, he's very bright, and he still loves cake. He continues to make us proud. I continue to be grateful for his presence in our lives. And I love him dearly.

In honor of Dean's 21st birthday on Tuesday, April 7, I will donate 100% of my sales to the National Association for Down Syndrome. This organization offers wonderful support to parents and their kids, and we were so glad we found them when Dean was born.

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