Could you use a little hope and love in the New Year?

Or maybe you want to see pictures of Tom and the kids? Maybe you’d like to hear my strange combination Midwest/Montana accent? If so, I share with you my new video:


41 thoughts on “Could you use a little hope and love in the New Year?

  1. Jennifer,
    Truly beautiful. Once again I’m brought to tears…tears of joy and hope and gratefulness. Thank you for your book and for inspiring me to start my own journal through my blog. I am forever grateful to you.

  2. Jennifer – what a great video – so lovely to actually hear your voice – and those pictures – gorgeous. Roadmap is as ever still by my bedside for whenever I feel the need for a ‘fix’. Thanks.

  3. I got goosebumps listening to that. I know your story, read it, but hearing you say made it so much more touching. Thanks for your story.

  4. Just watched this on downsyn. It is so beautiful…
    It’s amazing how listening to your words totally brought me back to 6 months ago when I first read Road Map. My son was just born, and there were so many emotions going on..

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    I would love to post this on my blog if you don’t mind?

  5. Jennifer,
    This is absolutely beautiful, just like your book. I love hearing your voice and seeing the images of your beautiful family.
    Hearing/watching this makes me want to meet you and give you a big hug to say “Thank you” for sharing your story in such a lovely lovely way.

  6. What a beautiful story! I LOVED your book, but hearing your voice and seeing your beautiful family is the icing. Thank you for a heartwarming start to 2009. I’d like to point to this on my blog… Happy New Year. Monica

  7. Your voice is as delicate as your thoughtful words make me feel. Congratulations, Jennifer, on the 2008 award! (So well-deserved!)

    Your book, your story is the warm place we need to fall into when trying to sort out our own feelings about having a child with Down syndrome.

    Yesterday, I was the lucky observer of a group of people with Down syndrome who were practicing their skating programs for a competition, here in Ontario, Canada. There were graceful skaters and skaters who struggled to be graceful — and every single skater did what I admire so much: Remained strong and upright and determined.

    Truly, it was a magnificent sight!

  8. I’m a little ashamed to say I have yet to read your book. I plan on it, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I loved this little excerpt, though. I really need to buy it. My Peanut turns 4 next week. I can’t believe she is already 4. Where does the time go?

  9. Your voice is so beautiful. Listening to your video was a wonderful as our casual chat in Boston, as wonderful as our phone call before you came home to the ranch.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful words.

    You are truly a gem.

  10. OMG!!!. This is absolutely amazing!!!, to start the New Year with such a beautiful video filled with so much love!!!. Jennifer, thank you so much for sharing a little bit more of your lovely family. LOVE IT!!!. All the Best ~ 😀

  11. I had to wait for my washer to stop cycling so I could hear every word clearly. I’m so glad I did. Beautifully spoken, Jennifer! Wonderful to hear you read your story.

    I’d like to post it on my blog, if that is okay. LMK!

  12. You are so lovely.

    That is the exact excerpt from ‘First Words’ that I always read at my presentations to health professionals. There has never been a dry eye in the house. Bravo.

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