Happy Mother’s Day!

Here’s a beautiful new slideshow from Kurt Wilson of The Missoulian.  This is a post-surgery Avery, but you can see how busy, and active, and happy his recovery has been. 

And this is the link to the accompanying article by Vince Devlin, also of The Missoulian, who was with us the same day the photos were taken.

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About jennifergg

I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mother to three sons. I am a cookie-baker, storyteller, kisser-of-boo-boos, and an advocate for children with disabilities. Pinwheels is my blog about life as the mother of a boy with Down syndrome. I also have a website at www.jennifergrafgroneberg.com
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16 Responses to Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. Beverly says:

    just beautiful!!! thanks for sharing. Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Lianna says:

    Perfect timing. I am out the door to my first Mother’s Day Tea at Gabe’s preschool. I’m nervous. For some obvious reasons — Will all the mothers be watching me and my son? — and not so obvious reasons — Will Gabe bellow out all the Mother Day songs he’s been singing to me at home? I’ve been thinking about what it means to me not to only be a mother but a mother of an only child, an only child with Ds. “It’s not a bad place, only different.” A GOOD different. Thanks for posting your video — it’s beautiful. And Jennifer, your most gentle voice calms my jittery nerves…I must go now. Cheers!

  3. Kleidy says:

    OMG!!!. You have a GORGEOUS family!!! :D. LOVE Avery, your sweet voice and your home :D.
    Thank you so much for sharing!!!.
    Happy Mother’s day, Jennifer!!! :D

  4. beth price says:

    I agree, this is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this and Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. Laurie says:

    Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. Avery is looking SO well : ) Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day…

  6. Chrystal says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you!

  7. Angela says:

    Oh my goodness, I am all choked up!! Your voice is so soothing. I feel like all I do all day is bark at my toddler! :)
    Those sentiments are so true and so needed, about grieving the child you thought you were going to have. That was what a friend told me shortly after Benjamin was born, and it was very sound advice.
    Reading your book in the first few weeks and months of this grieving process was probably the most therapeutic thing I did. It was hot off the presses and God knew I needed it. :)

  8. Stacy W says:

    Beautiful! I love the photos of you with your boys and the gentleness of your voice, both so inviting!

  9. niksmom says:

    Wonderful slide show. I can’t decide but I think my favorite picture is of Avery with the baseball bat. Such fierce determination on that sweet little face.

    Wishing you a beautiful Mother’s Day with all your men —big and small. xo

  10. tekeal says:

    echo echo echo… how beautiful to feel and see and hear your family. thank you for sharing this… a big, warm, happy mama’s day from switzerland!

  11. Pam says:

    LOVE this!! Oh how seeing the background outdoors makes me long for Missoula. Especially this time of year. Everything is SO beautiful and green.

    Your family is absoultey beautiful, and we just love you guys. I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day

  12. wesleyjeanne says:

    Oh Jennifer. I so enjoy hearing your voice, seeing your lovely home and even lovelier self!

    Thank you for shering this–it only reminded me of how beautifully your wrote your story, and how beautifully you live your life.

    (And your family is simply gorgeous)

  13. wesleyjeanne says:

    Sorry for the typos above–my head is faster than my hands.

  14. Cheryl says:

    It’s good to see that Avery is doing so well!I love the slide show!
    I wanted to tell you thank you for writing,”A Road Map to Holland.”Your book helped me so much during those first weeks after having my daughter who has DS.You helped me to not feel so alone.

  15. Louise says:

    Wow — this slide show is absolutely stunning, and so powerful with your accompanying narration.

    It makes me want to have a professional photographer shoot Ben and I and our family. We need to show the beauty of our families in all their diversity. What a powerful way to open people’s minds! Louise

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