Thursday, October 9, 2008

31 for 21

Wondering about this title?  I just recently read about this - 31 for 21.  It's something in support of Down Syndrome Awareness Month which is October.  Many bloggers are blogging each day in the month (that's the 31) about Down syndrome (that's the 21 for the extra 21st chromosome).  I think it's a great idea.

I'm not sure what I'd write about for 31 days.  I guess that's one advantage to starting a little late - there are only 21 days left in the month now.  I'm going to borrow an idea from a friend.  If  you have a question about Down syndrome, my experience or just something you've wondered but haven't asked, please feel free to ask.  You can email me or just post a question in the comments and I'll blog an answer.  (I'm really wondering if anyone will ask a question!  LOL)

I wanted to share about an organization that I think is pretty special.  Reece's Rainbow.  It's an organization dedicated to helping people adopt children from foreign countries with Down syndrome.  You can visit the site and see many of the beautiful waiting children.  There is a lot of information there too about adoption, sponsoring a child and helping families to bring a child home.  You can click on the link above (in the name of the organization which is underlined) or go to the button on the right hand side of my blog. 

We sponsored a child last Christmas in lieu of Christmas gifts and are looking forward to doing that again this year.  We've also talked about other things we, as a family, can do to help this organization.  These children are heavy on my heart and I pray for them often.  Will you join me?