Eight years of Down syndrome

We recently celebrated the eighth birthday of our son second son, Cooper. Cooper arrived in our lives eight years ago and we entered a world that we knew nothing about nor did we want to be part of it. See, our son Cooper has Down syndrome so eight years ago, we became parents of a child with special needs. I wish I could say that I handled this graciously, but, the truth is I really did not. This was not what I wanted, it was not what I had prayed for and I remember months of walking through... Read More
Posted by Amanda Savage at Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015

A little thing called the tongue

Speaking words of affirmation has never come easily to me. My personality lends itself to being acutely accurate and my speech tends to be to the point, leaving very little room for me to truly affirm the people in my life. However, there was a turning point when I began to grasp how truly my words and even my lack of words affected me and the people in my life. That turning point was witnessing a friend using her words to give life. I watched as she complimented someone whom the world would... Read More
Posted by Amanda Savage at Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015