Sometimes the day turns into night and I don’t even know what happened. Like yesterday, when I neglected to get my 6th post up. It was a crummy day with no rest for the weary and getting up at 4:30 a.m. to get a few things done before the rest of the family awoke did not seem to help.
And sometimes, I just need to learn how to let things go. There is always going to be the person who rubs me the wrong way. There is always going to be the bitter driver who turns right in front of me and uses a horn when really it was MY turn to use it. There will always be situations that I cannot change or attitudes that I cannot alter. Yesterday was a day full of people and circumstances like that. But last night, after one hell of a day, I looked at my Elliot – full of smiles and eyes bursting with his special fairy dust. The kid has the most incredible eyes – one look and you see right into his soul. Many children with Down syndrome are blessed with gorgeous Brushfield's spots: beautiful speckled irises. The little white spots occur in many ‘typical’ children, but are far more frequent in kiddos with Trisomy 21. They were described in 1924 by Thomas Brushfield and are due to aggregation of a normal iris element (connective tissue). Truly beautiful is what they are. One look and nothing else matters. Elliot is, beyond doubt, a gift from God. If you click on the photo below, you'll see what I am talking about! ;)