Yesterday was our monthly trip to Denver for appointments. Claire had PT in the morning and audiology in the afternoon. Her hearing test went well, and there were no major concerns, just a bit of fluid in one year, and we will follow up with an ENT.
Before audiology we had PT with Pat Winders. I know I've mentioned Pat before and how much I love her. She passionate about her job and she loves the kids she works with. But my absolute favorite thing about Pat is that she celebrates Claire without adding a qualifier.
I've had people say things like "Claire is doing so well...for a baby with Down syndrome" or "she is the cutest baby with Down syndrome I've ever seen'. And while these may seem like compliments, they really aren't. It's sort of like saying someone is smart...for a girl.
But with Pat there are no qualifiers, just genuine happiness. She understands.
Claire is amazing, beautiful and smart. Period.