Zoe and I were the two mummy’s in the school playground that the other mummy’s probably felt sorry for and had a little stare at. We didn’t know each other then but a few weeks later a mutual friend introduced us and that’s where our friendship bloomed!!
Having someone who is going through virtually the same thoughts, feelings and experiences as you at one of the most difficult times of your life is utterly priceless. We realised quickly that we had both had similar experiences of post natal diagnosis with very little positive support, input or guidance out there in the big wide world. All the terminology surrounding us and our awesome little dudes felt very negative. There was limited supported and sadly the outdated view that having a child with Down Syndrome was going to ruin theirs and your lives! This was not something we believed! Not something we saw! Not something we were living!!
We felt something needed to be done to educate the world about all the positives there are to having a child with Down Syndrome, as there are with any child. We decided to start the boys Facebook page to document a little about their lives, the highs and the lows, the awesome and the sometimes crushing, we felt it important to be honest, to be true and to be real. We wanted people to know they are not alone, that we could be a support if they needed it, just as we had. The boys page is a place where we show how extremely incredible our little boys are and a place where we hope to change the world, even if it is just one small step at a time.