We got home on Wednesday. From Denver. We left Tuesday and we live 7 hours away. It was one of the longest trips we have ever made from the Mile High City, and we have made many trips there in the last several years!
First of all, I have to say traveling in Colorado in February is always risky! You just never know what the weather is gonna be like and especially the roads...
But I love Colorado!! I have lived here most of my life and I really think it is one of the best places to live in the world!! I know that may seem like quite a statement, but its true! If you don't believe me, try living here! We don't have tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, tidal waves, tsunamies, etc. :) I think you get the picture. We do have to deal with snow, blizzards, avalanches and stuff like that. But really...isn't that worth it? (I may not have said that a couple of days ago when our trip home from Denver that should've taken 6-7 hours took 2 whole days!) But anyway, one of the mountain passes we had to cross on our journey home closed because of a winter storm. There was tons of snow and high winds that made the snow even deeper. So we got about 2 hours from Denver and had to stop. Oh well. Its just the way it is...
We really loved spending the extra time with the kids!! However, it is a lot of work to travel with 3 babies! Oh man, just the planning that is involved is enough to exhaust me! :)
We were really impressed with the Ds clinic and the people at TCH. As always! If you live anywhere near Denver, I highly recommend taking your little one there! Dr. Hickey is great and knows a ton! So does the speech therapist and the physical therapist! They are amazing!!! The whole team is phenomenal working together!!! And so helpful! We are definitely glad we made it up there with the girls....even in the middle of winter! :))
Oh, and one of my absolute favorite parts of being there was getting to talk about the girls' adoption and about Reece's Rainbow! I was really excited because the LSW who was part of the team asked us about it and if we had adopted the girls through RR. I was so excited to know that she had heard of them and we were able to chat about adoption and what happens to these little angels who are not adopted. We also talked about Sophia, a little one who came home last summer, as she has followed Jen's blog as well! And I even left some Reece's Rainbow brochures and magnetic business cards with them to share with anyone who comes into the clinic. I believe that this type of place with people who have a heart for children with Down syndrome and the Ds community is the best place to advocate and raise awareness for the orphans because so many times, the families that choose to adopt a child with Ds are the ones who have been blessed with a chromosomally enhanced angel already!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a part of this Down syndrome community! It is a special group reserved only for those whose loved ones have that extra chromosome and I feel special and included to be a part of it! :)
You too, can be part of this special group! :))
Adopt an orphan with Down syndrome!!!! Join in the efforts to help raise funds for a family that is adopting. If you need help choosing here are a few: Danil or Ivan or Lera. To help a waiting child, choose Sonya or Lilly or Hailey! There are so many to choose from!! And there are so many ways you can help and be part of the group! :))
And your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it", whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21
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For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.