Why I Welcome A Snow Day

Out here, in the fresh fallen snow, an extra chromosome just disappears.

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Like a tiny snowflake in a wave of white, Down syndrome becomes insignificant. Invisible, really.

Here, sitting in a pile of powder, Willow is just Willow. A kid being a kid. Her eyes full of wonder, her cheeks bright and rosy.

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As a fist full of flurries makes it to her mouth, I giggle with anticipation. Her reaction, is as expected. Priceless.

These are the moments I cherish. Where the outside world is silent and my daughter’s joy is booming.

Here, differences are buried. Deep, out of reach.

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Here, in the pure, white snow, my daughter is seen for what she really is. Not a child with Down syndrome, but simply a child. Full of awe, full of delight, and full of… snow.

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