Um…I have so much to tell you, but I’ll start with

Marcus holding the US flag while in Glasgow during the World Down Syndrome Congress

 

We have been “quiet” because we’ve been busy, in Scotland at the World Down Syndrome Congress, where we met many new friends from around the world.

 

Where Marcus showed Black Day: The Monster Rock Band in this international forum.

 


Where I listened to

Marcus’ Big Announcement #1

You know what didn’t cross my mind in those hours after my son was born and nurses spoke in hushed tones while a social service worker hovered outside my hospital room…when certain family members chose to scoff at certain other family member’s expression of love over doom?

The United Nations.

WDSD16On June 20th, 1990, I did not once think of the UN. And yet, yesterday I received an email from Down Syndrome International inviting Marcus and I to speak at

The Good, The Needed, The Awesome – A #WDSD16 Wrap Up

A #WDSD16 Wrap Up

WDSD16For you other geeks out there, I will now share about our #WDSD experience. For those of you who stick with me, there is an extra special treat at the end, the nugget Marcus shared with me at the end of the day.

From Webcam to Being There

For the previous 4 years, I have watched the United Nations celebrate World Down Syndrome Day via live webcam.  The first year I watched it was the first year it launched and before I