I have entered both dds - the prizemoney would be fab towards their education or things they may need in the future.
It is sponsored by Johnsons... and I thought I would challenge them to see their response to a child with down syndrome.
You have to attach a photo, buy some products and state in no more than 50 words your hopes and aspirations for them.
This is what I wrote for dd1 ( who has down syndrome)
I hope dd1 becomes a young woman of fine character - loyal, honest, hard working, tolerant, compassionate and empathic. I wish for dd1 the love and warmth of family and good friends.
I hope dd1 will live in a world where she will judge and be judged on her character rather than her appearance.
Okay still in the editing stages BUT what do you think.
I wanted to borrow from MLK - his line about 'My children will grow up in a world where they will be judged on the contect of their character rather than the colour of their skin.' ( or words to that effect)
I wanted to say - my hope for dd1 is that she will be judged on the content of her character than her appearance.
I also wanted to say something along the lines of living in a society that embraces, clebrates and welcomes differences rather than being frightened and prejudiced by them.
Am sending in the pic of her at the zoo on her birthday. here
I hope dd1 becomes a woman of fine character loyal, honest, diligent, tolerant and compassionate. I hope that she will live in a world that embraces and celebrates differences rather than being frightened of and prejudiced towards them. May she achieve her hearts desires no matter how great or small.
Hi Eidsvold, we've not "spoken" before so hope you don't mind my butting in. I did like the "judged on character rather than appearance" part, but overall the second draft is better.
Loved the pic. My dd is 3 soon, and I know what you mean about no longer being a baby...
Eidsvold - all of your sentiments are beautiful. I liked your version two, but agree with Potty that the family and good friends part was lovely. I had a little play around to see if I could get each of the bits that everyone liked into 50 words (I hope you don't mind ). Anyway, I managed it in 49!!! Here it is:
May dd1 grow to be loyal, honest, tolerant and compassionate, surrounded by the love and warmth of family and good friends.
May she live in a world that judges on character rather than appearance; a world that celebrates, rather than fears, differences.
May she achieve all her heart desires.
Glad you liked it Eidsvold . I wouldn't have been able to do it at home either, but it's lovely in quite here at work!
Good luck to both of your gorgeous dd's. I absolutely loved the zoo picture, she seems to have grown up so quickly!
BTW, there's an SN mum locally that I know through our dds (her dd2, 18 months, has DS). She recently entered both of her dds into the local paper's Baby of the Year contest. Neither of them actually won, but the photos were gorgeous and she said that she would never even consider entering one without the other.
I've just taken a couple of really cute (IMO ) pictures of dd, so I'm going to try and get them on a disc over the weekend and I'll post them on the Member Profile board next week.