Yo soy La Lay

adventures in family, faith, and Down syndrome

Dear Mom and Dad 

on October 27, 2016

Hello Blog Readers.  My wife is very tired. Don’t get me wrong, she loves the 31 for 21 challenge, but this woman is amazing and pours every ounce of energy she has into her children, her job, her advocacy and our marriage (leaving very little time for herself I might add) and that’s just a lot of people to help and she deserves a small break to take the night off and go to sleep. In any case you will have to settle for my ramblings tonight, but don’t worry, she’ll be back soon cause God knows I can keep this up 🙂  I have decided to write an open letter to my parents, to whom I owe so much.  
Dear Mom and Dad,

I think I’m going to keep this to the point.  I want you to know I’ve spent the last hour trying to think of how to thank you for all you have done for me and my family.  The entire time I have been trying to determine my words, my mind wanders back to my own childhood and how much I cherish it.  I remember your smirk when I decided to draw on the walls at age 5.  I remember playing catch at 6:30 am before you went to work and I went to school.  I remember laughter during board games, fun watching Cubs games, dinner at the table every night and family vacations ranging from shacks in Wisconsin to Disney.  

You always took time to teach me how to enjoy life.  How to always look at the glass half full.  How to stop and thank God for all that we have.  What you taught me is being passed down to our kids and I’m thankful for the fact that you have passed on the gifts of love, compassion, and joy!

You have always loved me, you have always loved Maggie, and you have always loved our kids. Simply put: We all love you and we are forever thankful for all you do! Love you guys!


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