Down syndrome brings you close to so many wonderful people. In this photograph, Elliot is being held by his primary NICU nurse. I love this woman. Love her so much in fact that she is Elliot’s Godmother. She stepped up to the plate and volunteered to take care of Elliot while in-house at one of our local NICUs. I do believe that many of the other nurses has a bit of trepidation – not necessarily because Elliot was a challenge – yes, he was facing some ‘stuff’ at this point (more, much more, later), but primarily because I am sometimes a nightmare to deal with. My ‘momma advocation mode’ came out really early!
Needless to say, because of Elliot, we have been touched my many angels. Some of my best friends are men and women who either have a child with Down syndrome, or work with kiddos who have been blessed with an extra chromosome, or people like Sheryl in the photo – she just has a big, big heart. Because of Elliot, we have people, and they are some of the best people in the world!