Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother of the Year 2009

Words from a friend and fellow mom who has a child with Down syndrome:

As parents of kids with special needs, we don't want our kids to be behind. We don't want them to suffer. We don't want to suffer ourselves. We want everyone to see the incredible potential that our child possesses! We don't want to be looked at with "I'm so sorry..." eyes. We are PROUD of everything our child has accomplished...and with good reason!

These words gave me more strength to forge ahead and do everything I can to enable him to be the best he can be. Only God knows Matthew's true potential and my job is to help him maximize everything he has been given so he can live a much more "typical" life with a wider range of choices than if I didn't put in the extra work required when raising a child with special needs.

Mother's Day is a few days away and apparently I was nominated Mother of the Year in 2009 - and WON! I made headlines everywhere and didn't even know it. (I'm having a hard time keeping a straight face as I write this). Just think, YOU are reading the blog of the woman who outshined Angelina Jolie. Don't believe me? Since I live in the Show-Me state (Missouri), I feel obliged to do just that. Here's proof. Click on the link below and watch the video that one of my aunts in the Philippines sent to me.

Mother of the Year 2009Mother of the Year 2009 video

Happy Mother's Day to all you supermoms!
Supermom Ria


Anita Sarah Jackson said...

Thanks so much for posting a link to our video! Glad you enjoyed it!

Monica Crumley said...

Loved the video. I was on the receiving end myself, but couldn't figure out how to get it to my blog...