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Our daughter was born 8 ½ years ago with Down syndrome. Her diagnosis was a complete surprise at her birth; my spouse and I were immediately overwhelmed with the shock of not-knowing. Welcome To The Shit Show Shirt and so we gave her a name that means teaching place; we wanted a reminder to welcome her and her diagnosis as wise teachers. We wanted to remember to be humble and open students of her life. It turns out, this has been much easier said than done.
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I, for one, am not all that humble, and especially in the early years, often resisted the lessons she was teaching me. But I am learning and the Welcome To The Shit Show Shirt. Here are 6 lessons our 8-year old with Down syndrome is teaching me. This was her first lesson. When she arrived, I was shocked-my expectation of birthing a healthy, typical child via natural childbirth ran headfirst into birthing a disabled child with holes in her heart via Cesarean. Because I could not release my expectation of how I thought the birth should go, because I resisted surrendering to the reality of my new life, I broke.
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That very first day of her life I ended up curled in a hospital bed, sobbing for hours. It is a lesson I have failed many times since, and other times, learned, and someday, hope to master and the Welcome To The Shit Show Shirt. The lesson is this: life is just like it is, and my expectation that it should be otherwise is a cute (and sometimes entertaining and enticing) dream. Cute or not, expectation is fantasy. Better to release the expectation than to lose my mind wishing for a fantasy life that is not my own.