It’s nearly 5pm when I should be wrapping up my usual day’s work, but I can’t because I’m sitting here still trying to think of what to write to DSAF friends and allies to lighten your load. Everything is so different these days now that COVID-19 is part of our lives. I’m now not only a mom, wife, and marketer/fundraiser – I’m also a teacher, special educator, psychologist, referee, sidewalk chalk artist, nurse, and SO much more.
I share this not to have you feel sorry for me – but rather to let you know that I’m right there with you. DSAF is right there with you. When you wonder how on earth you will be able to handle it all, DSAF is thinking about you. As you are reading this know that YOU are in our minds. YOU and your loved one with Down syndrome are our beacon. YOU give us purpose. YOU make us search out new ways to connect virtually so we can share smiles, be inspired, cheer each other on, and provide (virtual) shoulders to cry on.
There is good in the world. And YOU are that Good. COVID may have altered what our reality looks like right now, but COVID Can’t Stop Good.
Together we will get through this. Together we will continue to support all people with Down syndrome in Nebraska. Thank you for carrying the torch and walking this journey with us. We are here for you!
Thinking of you,
P.S. Your contributions for this Give to Lincoln Day will help DSAF continue to do good all throughout Nebraska. Please spread the word and be generous on May 28, 2020! https://givetolincoln.com/nonprofits/dsaf