Monday, August 3, 2009

32. Throw me the idol, I'll throw you the whip!


My blog is the recipient of the Golden Advocate Award, sent to me by Lisa at Finnian's Journey. Why is this special for me? Because Lisa's blog was the very first Down syndrome blog that spoke directly to me all those months ago as I slowly ventured out into the DS community. Finnian was born one week before Ozzie. As I first read Lisa's blog, I was able to see a life running parallel to my own, and it gave me hope and strength. So thanks once for the award, Lisa, but thanks a million times for sharing your story.

I am friends with an amazing group of bloggers, and I have no doubt all of them will eventually receive this award. But I would like to pass it along to someone who has used her blog to reach out - way out - to people who need it. Down Syndrome New Mama doesn't just write about how Down syndrome has touched her life (although that would be more than enough). She reviews books and products! She showcases brand spankin' new blogs created by brand spankin' new DS parents, and asks everyone to visit and say hello! She holds contests and giveaways! She writes brilliant essays about important and touching and personal things!

Is there anything she can't do? Well... probably, but let's not dwell on the negatives.

I'm not going to post all of the specifics about accepting this blog/passing it along. You can read all of the fine print at Rejenerations. I'm off to the afterparty.

5 comments:

Perplexing Situation said...

Very well deserved!

Lisa said...

Congrats on the much deserved award!

aileen said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan

http://toddlergirls.net

ds.mama said...

Dan,

It is nice to be in your good company. Congrats and thanks.

Yo Mamma Mamma! said...

Congratulations!

Hey, are you aware of this group - I was just looking at a list of links, and thought of you as one of the ds dad bloggers!

http://www.dadsnational.org/chapters/