If you have spent any time in the past floating around our little corner of cyberspace, you will know we started out as Life with Bubba and Chicky ... and then when we adopted Addison, we oh-so-creatively extended that to Life with Bubba, Chicky and Nika.
Let me back up ... prior to having Payton, I had never even heard of a blog. After connecting with other parents of children with Down syndrome, I heard all this chatter about blogging. Me and my clearly-sheltered-self asked, "What in the heck is a blog and how do I get one?"
And it was born ... Life with Bubba and Chicky. But over the years, my creative side has felt something missing. I sat around one day thinking about what really defines our family ... who we are, what our purpose is in this life, how others view us ... our perfectly imperfect life.
perfect: complete and correct in every way, of the best possible type or without fault
imperfect: damaged, containing problems or not having something
We see our family as being perfect, although the dynamics of our family cause others to view us as being imperfect. I'm not going to get into the who or what or why ... I am just going to accept that we are perfectly imperfect ... that is cool with me.
Thus our perfectly imperfect life.
We have infertility. We have Down syndrome. We have international adoption. Most people have not experienced any of these things in their life, but each of these things are a huge part of what defines our family. And even if you can't relate ... hopefully you will learn a little by coming along with us.
A giveaway ...
One way that I keep track of my
I gift them to teachers and therapists at the end of each year ... and I have four left over for the 2011 calendar year.
Since we are a month into the year ... and as
So there ya have it ... wave your arms in the comments if you would like one ... four names will be drawn February 1st ... night night!