An Award

premios_dardoAdrienne, at Our Unexpected Journey recently awarded me the Premios Dardos blog award.  Thank you. “Premio Dardos” means “prize darts” in Italian, and the award is given in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing.  This is especially meaningful coming from Adrienne as I have learned so much from her. She is a new blogger, who writes honestly about her pregnancy and preparing herself (and her family) to welcome their son Bennett, who was prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome.

In the spirit of passion along this award, here’s how it works:

  1. Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his/her blog.
  2. Pass the award along to blogs you find worthy of this acknowledgment.

(Yes, I’m changing the rules up a bit – does this surprise anyone?  I would much rather take the focus of myself and put it back on those that I admire.)  It was tough to choose (I have so many blogs that I love to read and learn so much from) but I’m working on keeping things simple, so I narrowed it down to a few of my favorites that fit the spirit of the award:

Hannah, at Being Vivian’s Mom
I’ve mentioned Hannah’s blog before– it’s a breath of fresh air to read about Hannah as she mothers her daughter Vivian.  I think she puts it best in her own words:  “I’m on a different path than I ever thought I would be as a new mom – but it’s turning out to be a beautiful path. My idea of a perfect day: hot morning coffee, laughing with my baby, walking in the hills, lunch with friends, some backyard squirrel watching and dinner and a glass of wine with my husband. Life’s thrown us some curve balls – but life is all about the curves, isn’t it?”

Welcome to Illinois
I don’t actually know who writes this blog – but this is what I can tell you – it’s written by a dad who resides in Great Britain with his wife and two sons.  He writes candidly about his experiences before his second son was born (who was prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome) and now that he is here.  This blog is also great reference, if Down syndrome is mentioned in the news (world-wide) you can find the information here.  While I don’t always agree with the author’s position, I do appreciate his honesty and perspective.


And on that note I’m going to wrap things up.  According to Henry “Oh geez!  Oh geez mom!  I was flushing (and flushing) the toilet and now there’s water everywhere!”  Oh the joy.


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