Thursday, October 6, 2011

31 for 21: A Father's Side on Down Syndrome

Justin is my love. He is my best friend. A father to all three of our children. He is the provider in our family. He is an amazing man. I often find myself looking at him in and wondering how I ever became so lucky to snag such an amazing guy.

Over the course of the last couple of days I have been keeping Justin updated on my posts. On Tuesday, I asked him if he would be willing to answer some questions about Vada and about Down syndrome--you know, so that I could share his side of things. At this point I thought that I would just write the questions and have him fill in the answers when he had a free moment at work.

Yesterday, after recording the girls answering their own questions relating to Down syndrome (which I will be sharing soon), I decided that this is also what I should be doing with Justin. I was nervous when asking him if I could record him answering the questions. I didn't want him to say "no", because I knew that hiding my disappoint would have been difficult for me to do and I wasn't trying to pressure him into this "interview".

Justin is a very outgoing person but this blogging business, just isn't his "thing". I that guess I shouldn't have been surprised when he did agree to do this for me. Positive Down syndrome awareness is important to him as well. I am grateful to be able to share a little of what my husband, Vada's father, thinks and feels when it comes to his daughter.

I didn't edit anything, just uploaded it to share "as is" and true. (Don't forget to scroll down and pause the music before watching the video--I always do.)

My husband, Justin and his thoughts and feelings about having a daughter who happens to have Down syndrome...

1 comment:

Kathee Terwilleger said...

What a great idea, Tara, to interview family members. I really liked hearing Justin's perspective and thought he had good things to say.