Saturday, June 29, 2013

Read this online today and wanted to share....

Dear Mommy and Daddy,

I have felt your tears, falling on my face.

Someone else might think they are tears of sadness, because of what I can't do.


I know those tears pour from your heart out of gratitude for me, because of what I CAN do : I can love everyone in the purest form possible. Unconditionally. I can be judged, but will never judge in return. I know different because I feel, in your hugs and kisses, that I'm perfect just the way I am.

I have seen you hang your head down in shame, when we go out on adventures.

Someone else might think you are ashamed of having a child like me.


I know you are ashamed of the grown-ups who ignore me, yet talk happily to all the other children. The grown-ups who won't look you in the eye, but stare at me, when they think you don't see. I know different because I've seen the many, many more times you have raised your head up high, with pride, because I'm yours. : )

I have heard you whispering desperate prayers at night. Someone else might think you are asking God to make me a typical kid.


I know you are thanking Him that I got to be here, with you, for another day- exactly how I am. I know different because I have heard you ask me never to leave you. And I have heard you cheer for me, every single day of my life- you tell me I don't need to be typical to be amazing, I just need to be here.

I know you have a big job, taking care of me.

I know your body hurts, because I'm getting so big.

I know that more than anything, you want to hear me say your name.

And I know you worry that you aren't good enough, and that you will fail me.


I know that even on your worst days, you will always be enough for me, and I will always love you more than you know.

~By Tricia Proefrock

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer fun!

Just wanted to post some pictures of some of the fun things we've been up to this Summer. 
Love from Colorado!
Asher falling asleep at America the Beautiful Park.

Doing "airplane" with big sis!

He found his toes and he likes them.  Also got a new hat.

Give me your money!

Haley was the big winner at Dave and Busters.

Playing in the rain.  We've been getting lots of it.

Daddy and Asher watching the girls ride bikes.

Asher got another new hat.

Fun at the fountains.  Asher just wanted to take a nap.

Monday, June 10, 2013


Thought you might enjoy a little smile.... here's Asher enjoying his swing today.  It must of tasted pretty good!  He looks so cozy.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Colorado Springs Buddy Walk - coming in August! Will you please help?

On Saturday, August 24, we will be participating in the Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk!

We're walking in the Buddy Walk to show my support for the more than 350,000 individuals with Down syndrome in the United States. We want to do our part to make sure that each individual is given every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Every step we take, every dollar we raise will help ensure that each individual with Down syndrome in the United States will be able to do just that. Last year alone, over $6.5 million dollars was raised nation-wide for local and national education, research and advocacy programs.

Your involvement in the Buddy Walk -- by walking with us or by sponsoring one of our family members -- will make steps for a brighter tomorrow for all individuals with Down syndrome.

Thank you for supporting us -- and all individuals with Down syndrome.


Copy and paste this link to our website and you can donate there or join our team and walk with us.  There will be free snuggling with Asher for those that do.  :) Hugs from the Borkowski's - Asher's Dashers!

Proud Mom

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

YES, my child has Down Syndrome, please don't feel sorry for me!

Asher in the Hospital - spent his first week in the NICU.
The girls just adore him!

Yes, Asher has Down Syndrome.  Yes, I just said it.... it's kind of like therapy for me the more I say it.  At first, I almost couldn't say it.  I partially "hid" it from people.  Yes, we knew before he was born.  We found out late in my first trimester.  That's a normal feeling to have isn't it?  Yes, part of us hoped that it wasn't true.  Yes, we are ok.... just a few questions many people have asked us.  And I just want to add, DON'T feel sorry for us.  We're not sorry We are blessed!  We asked for a baby boy and the Lord blessed us with this special little miracle to care for.  He isn't any different then any other baby.  He needs love, food, diaper changes, etc.  Mostly, he needs us!  Anyone that has come into contact with Asher just falls in love, regardless of his diagnosis, he's a baby first and foremost.  We are still new in this journey and feel like we are learning as we go.  

If you have questions, please feel free to ask but please don't feel sorry for us.  If we haven't talked to you personally and told you please accept our apologies.  We just aren't ready to "shout it from the rooftops" just yet.  Although there are days that I do feel like that just to get it all out.  Right now we are just enjoying our little family that God has blessed us with.  We count our blessings every day!  

Please pray for Asher and our family (that's the best thing you can do to help)!

Blessings from the Borkowski's!