My dear friend Joyce posted this on facebook today...
today is world down syndrome day. you know our story. yet you may not realize that without another beautiful family, sarah would likely not have learned to sew, we would not have a quilt shop, nor would we have delivered 4,552 pillowcases to-date to sick kiddos in area hospitals. Polly Kirton and her family have lived through the unimaginable, saying their final goodbyes to their beloved Kristen, yet we know she is walking beside our sarah every step of the way. on this day when we celebrate that one tiny little extra chromosome that makes our children who they are, please stop and pause to think how someone with down syndrome could make a difference in your life.
see them for what they can be, not for what they aren't.
We love Sarah and Joyce.
They do so much for so many.
Sarah made 2 special pillowcases for Kristen.
These pillowcases are seen in many pictures of Kristen.
Kristen took her last breath as her sweet little head rested on the
beautiful pink princess pillowcase that Sarah made.
I now sleep with that same pillowcase.
We have also made and shared pillowcases with many sick children because of the
example of Sarah and Joyce.
Children with Down syndrome are more alike than different.
They bring light and love to the world.
This world is a better place because of them.
Happy World Down Syndrome Day!
We love you Kristen!