2 years ago
By Alison Piepmeier
And here she is at school, a thoughtful person carrying her lunchbox, wearing her Marvel comics t-shirt, wearing her Really Big Girl Underwear, eager to go hang out with her friends.
If I could say something to the woman in the top picture, the woman who was thinking, "Parenthood! NICU! Down syndrome! Holy [expletive]! [Expletive expletive]!", I'd tell her to wait just a little while. This parenthood thing is tough, but it's great fun. I'd tell her she's going to be able to recite the entire Mary Poppins movie, line for line, and sing along with the Wiggles' repertoire. She's going to learn quite a bit of sign language. And she's going to love Maybelle more than she can imagine it's possible to love anyone.
Happy birthday, Maybelle!