Today though, I just want to show some love to a few of the incredible people I have in my life and to some of those I have met in my travels. Each one of them has made me smile and laugh. They have taught me patience and to remember what is important in life. Each of them has opened my eyes to see past my own minuscule problems. They have shown me unconditional love. And all of these people have brought great joy to my life.
|My walking buddy, Steffen.|
|My train riding buddy, Youstina.|
|My little friend, Mikey.|
|Shahed (left) and Aya (center).|
|My favorite star!|
|Shoko and Naru taught me some |
sweet dance moves!
|Karaoke will never be the same without |
Eiko and Shinichi!
|My sweet friend, Kristin. I love her enthusiasm!|
|Bailey's friend Danielle. |
My go-to source for all things Portland Trail Blazers!
|Cousin Peter, always ready with a big hug!|
|And the best little sister in the whole world!|
I so want to give each of them a big hug in person, especially Miss Bailey, but this picture collage will have to suffice. For those of you who can...do it! Give them a huge hug! One from me too! Show them how much we love them!
Note: For those who may not know, March 21st (3/21) is World Down Syndrome Day because people with Down Syndrome have a third chromosome in the 21st pair. Cool, right!?