Disability, Marriage, and Facebook

Since I’m addicted to Facebook, I’m going to write about something that is going on there.  There is a picture going around from the Special Miracles Facebook site.  This site shares positive stories and information relating to people with Ds.  One of the pictures recently shared was of a couple, both of whom have Ds, who had a commitment ceremony.  According to the attached blurb, “Jeanne Waters and Charles Wisner of Frederick, are not your average bride and groom. They both have Down syndrome, and because of their developmental disabilities are unable to marry.”  You can click on their picture to see the Facebook post.  Some stories are truly just feel good stories.  Read, feel good, move on.  I’m thinking that this particular story isn’t one of those. Read the rest of this entry »

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Five Ways to Test Your Sanity

  1. Have a kid. Have another kid. Discuss the ins and outs of having a third, but in the midst of that, get knocked up.

    Yes.  It is true.  Our planning was… meh.   Read the rest of this entry »

From the Daddy Desk: An Open Letter to New Fathers

Call me Latke.

This is an open letter to all you fathers who are new to Down syndrome. Just a list of five things I’ve learned so far:

(1) Your wife will join a Facebook group for mommies of kids with Ds. Upon joining, she will instantly become BFFs with 100 people you’ve never met. Be prepared. These people will never stop communicating with each other.

Ever. Read the rest of this entry »