HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY JONATHAN
From birthday 1 to birthday 10, the time seems to have gone by so fast. Jonathan has accomplished so much, working hard to achieve his goals. Goals that to you or I seem so small, everyday task at times seem like mountains. Over the past 10 years Arthur, the 4 older children and myself have been his support, helping him along the way. When Jonathan was 23 months old James was born and 3 other siblings after. Following suite with the rest of us they to offer support, encouragement, and cheering as he accomplishes things. Many times Jonathan has mastered a task that one of his younger siblings is as mastering at the same time.....like now with his writing and sounds. Funny how your view changes when you have a child with DS, pinching a cheerio becomes a big deal and WORTHY of PRAISE. So now we see how even the small stuff, can be a BIG task in the world of DS. Today when I told Jonathan he is now 10, he pointed at himself and said "ME"! His speech is very poor and vocabulary very small, he never could say 9. When someone would how old he was he would up his fingers, proud to show his age. While talking with him today I said "you can say 10" and he did. It's not real clear, but with his 10 fingers I'm sure he'll get his point across. I'm so happy he is our child and that he is 10 !
Happy Birthday Jonathan!