Friday, October 9, 2009

39. Click



16 comments:

TUC said...

Whew, that child has eyelashes! He looks great sitting up like a little man :-)

Yo Mamma Mamma! said...

Wow he is adorable!

Tara said...

Oh my! I would give anything to have those eyelashes! He is a doll!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I started reading your blog from the start and it makes me a little sad.

You do not have a DS boy, you have a beautiful son who happens to have DS.

The best you can do is not put limitations on him because of that. Treat him like a "normal" child, if there is such a thing. Recognize that he may not meet the normal timelines, but he will do things in his time, like any other child.

He is a beautiful gift from God and respect that. We all have our own limitations, but I hate labels.

Cheri said...

Dan...he is absolutely beautiful, your wife too!!!! :)

As for anonymous' comment up above...what the heck???!!!??? He/she obviously has not read a thing you've written!

You are an awesome dad!

Anonymous said...

Cheri, if you read my comments, you will see that I am talking about his comments in the beginning.

I know that he loves his son and can't imagine life without him.

Cheri said...

Anonymous...go away

Christine with Joshua said...

He is so handsome! You should blog fotos more often ;-)

DownTownDan said...

Anonymous -

You get an F for reading comprehension. Maybe I'll post a few math problems and you can try your hand at those.

Anonymous said...

Wow, talk about being misunderstood with my comments.

I apologize if I have offended you.

Cheri said...

Anonymous...what you are failing to see if that your comments were actually rude and an inaccurate account of this father's perspective. It is rude to visit one's blog and and comment that you find it sad...noting that his first posts were what had you come to this conclusion. That tells me that you have no personal experience as a parent hearing for the first time that your child has a diagnosis such as Down syndrome...and enrages me that you would judge someone and reprimand them for how they may process the initial news....that is absolutely rude and unless you have ever been in these shoes as a parent you would have no comprehension of these feelings. If you really took the time to read this blog you would know that everything you indicated in your comment....was actually preaching to the choir so to speak. I really hope you learn a gentle lesson in sensitivity here.

Michelle said...

Oh he is too cute...and yes those long eyelashes!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous family... you should bottle that up and sell it. You'll make a fortune. As for math problems, I'm a stats girl so I've got your back when you're ready to create them :)

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am going to try to be nice here because I know that I need to set a good example. But, the comments made by "Anonmymous" really irritated me. I am Dan's mother and Ozzie's grandmother and I know what kind of person Dan is. Daniel is just like his father, kind, smart, funny, gifted, and above all, a very loving father and husband. Obviously, someone did not bother reading all of Daniel's blog or they would have realized that this father has been on a journey, and on this journey he has found some sadness but also lots and lots of joy. Daniel's precious wife, Dina, is still breastfeeding Ozzie she works with him constantly and teaches Layla to love and nurture her brother. Ozzie is so blessed to have been born into a family who loves him and will do anything for him. No one needs to tell Daniel and Dina that Ozzie is a beautiful gift from God, they and the rest of the family on both sides, already know it.

Daniel has the unique ability to express himself, and give all of us the most vulnerable part of himself and I love him for that. Thank you son, for taking such good care of my grandchildren and for sharing yourself with all who have the gift of reading comprehension.

Amy Niblock

Leah said...

Ok, stop using Latisse on that baby! His lashes are to die for, and something I have to pay $150 a bottle for! LOL

Sharon said...

He is SO cute..and his eyelashes are fantastic!