Life with Trisomy 21

"The world will never starve for want of wonders, but only for want of wonder."
-G.K. Chesterton

Welcome to our family blog

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us” – Joseph Campbell.

Welcome to our page, sharing snapshots and musings about family, parenting, personal reflections and raising a child with Down Syndrome. We have 3 kids so far – Cecilia, Raphael & Joseph. Our second baby Raphael was born in 2018 and diagnosed with Trisomy 21 (or Down Syndrome) and while his entry into the world thrust us into some difficult times, he has already added so much to our short-married life together.

While there is a lot of hardship in this world, there is infinitely more beauty, and it is important to stop and appreciate this fact. The most precious things in life often go unappreciated because of a lack of understanding and perspective. 

GK Chesterton once said, “The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.” Raphael hasn’t been around for an awfully long time yet, but there is little doubt that he is a true wonder.   

We are Charlie & Amelia and this is our story.

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