Celebrate Life with Me Today

Thank you for all the kind words this week, especially the ones about Trig.  Did you know that today – March 21, 2012 – is actually World Down Syndrome Day? It’s a great day to take a moment and celebrate life. Children with  Down Syndrome are beautiful, and I’m so proud of my baby brother. I wouldn’t want him any other way!

Now, I dare you guys to watch this without crying:


  • http://timdenchanter.blogspot.com/ Tim D Enchanter

    Ok, Bristol, I broke down and watched it and you were right
    … Thanks for letting me know I can still tear up …

  • Susan

    You are right! Kleenex needed and these children are so lovable….thank you!

  • Taylor

    BRISTOL, I just left the premier for OCTOBER BABY. Get your family together and go see it! This has the palins written all over it! It’s pro life and it’s heart wrenching! Please help get the word out there about this movie!!!!!!!! The cast and crew were there tonight and they are hoping this movie tops charts!!!! It’s life changing! Comes out tomorrow!!! Go see it! This goes for everyone :))

  • Dale Johnson

    Brystol, thanks for sharing the pictures. Yes the tears came. How could anyone say any thing but kind words to such lovely, special people. They are so precious. No one is perfect.
    Thanks again.

  • http://the-scenic-route-momto6kids.blogspot.com/ Debbie H

    Bristol, thank you so much for sharing the IDSC’s World Down Syndrome Day video! It is AWESOME, if I must say so myself….we are in it at 3:53 holding our youngest son who happens to have Ds. We actually have 10 kiddo’s, with 5 of them sporting that magical extra 21st chromosome! Hope you and your family had a wonderful WDSD yesterday! I know we did!!!

    And yes, do check out ‘October Baby’ if you get a chance! It is a powerful, moving film affirming that EVERY life is beautiful and worth living.


  • Juanita

    Thank you, Bristol for sharing such a beautiful reminder of the sanctity of life! Downs syndrome children often have the sweetest personalities and bring so much joy into the people’s lives that have the honor and privilege of sharing their lives. Precious, priceless Treasures!!! May The Lord continue to use you, Bristol, to speak out for these children. Appreciate the fact that you are not afraid to speak out for what is right. Blessings!

  • http://AmericaWantsSarah Bruce O’H.

    My eyes were watering, I WAS NOT crying… :-)
    I’ve always thought the Downs are the purest amongst us.
    Thanks for the video, Bristol.
    PS, God Bless Trig and his.

  • http://the-scenic-route-momto6kids.blogspot.com/ Debbie H

    Bristol, I know you already know this but just wanted to share so others reading will know as well.

    People who have Down syndrome are people first. They are not ‘Downs kids’ or Downs babies. They are kids who have Down syndrome or babies who have Down syndrome. See the difference? It is also hurtful to say “They ARE downs.” Down syndrome is not who they are, it is what they have. Big difference. People first language is always the best way to go when talking about people who have differences or disabilities. As the mother to 5 children who have Down syndrome, language matters to me….and more importantly, to them.


  • mistah charley, ph.d.

    My nephew has a cognitive disability due to a genetic disorder, but it is not Down Syndrome, but due to Fragile X. It took much longer to get an accurate diagnosis. While recognizing the specific challenges that people with Down Syndrome and their families face, I hope some thought will be given to others who face situations and handicaps which have broad similarity, although they are not precisely the same. May peace be with us all.

  • http://downbloggers.blogspot.com/ Michelle

    Thank you so much for sharing our little video, Bristol! I am so proud to be a part of IDSC for Life and the proud Mom of a beautiful little girl with DS, Ciarra. We hope to have this video seen far and wide. It helps dispel so many of the negative, untruthful things said about our children. I was pressured to abort, told all the gloom and doom. she wont talk, she wont have friends, she will never read. she did all of that and more. I am SO proud of my daughter, and SO proud of the impact IDSC for Life is having. You should consider joining us formally. ;)