Mia (7 years) decided that she wanted to write a mini blog post about her experiences of having a sister with Down's Syndrome. She sat quietly and wrote over the last couple of days. This is what she produced. These are her own words, spelling and grammar, even line spacing....
"When my sister Natalia was in hospital
I was very, very woried about her .
Every day I went to see her. i was angry and dissappointed that I could not go in.
When I was aloud to see her was the ONLY
time she looked round when she hird my voice.
During her operation I was not aloud to see her
which made me very woried because I thought she might have died and if she had died I would have no one to play with.
When she came home I was relived to find the fact
that she was alive and that made me very, very happy.
A few weeks later she was as pretty as a picture and up and runing.
One week after that I remember when I put her diurretix down
I thought she was beautiful and she was in my arms
and when ever I talked she would look round at me in a loving way.
A cuple of weeks later she had no tube in her nose and she had a bit of golden hair.
When 3 she was siting up right. [ I use to help her with her exersises]
When 4 she was as strong as me.
Now 5 she is a little pain but she is just as beautiful.
THINGS I FIND HARD ABOUT NATALIA…
She calls my name, but doesn’t asking me anything.
On the stewls in the kitchin she asks to get down then asks to get back up again.
Sometimes when i’m asleep she comes in and wakes me up by sitting on my head!
THINGS I LOVE ABOUT NATALIA
She is beter than any other sister in the hole world.
She is funy and sily and makes me laugh.
When we go riding I think she is the best rider.
I am proud of her."
Read Mia's poem From One Sister to Another here.
You can buy Mia's book I Love You Natty: A Sibling's Introduction to Down's Syndrome on Amazon here.
This is absolutely beautiful. Your blog is amazing. I'm your newest follower! xReplyDelete
Thank you so much for taking the time to read Chloe. I shall pop over and visit your blog too xDelete
Read this with my daughter who is a teenager, who also has a brother with DS who is 8 years old, and we both thought that Natalia is so lucky to have such a loving big sister like you.Delete
What a positive little story. X
Wow! That's an amazing post. You have two wonderful children. Thank you to Mia for sharing. I have a wee tear in my eye.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you liked my blog and i'm glad you do. MiaDelete
You are obviously raising two lovely girls.ReplyDelete
We think so... but then we are biased :)Delete
You have won me over too, what a lovely blog! I look forward to more posts xReplyDelete
Thank you Karen xDelete
The words of children are written with innocence and honesty you must be the proudest parents to have such wonderful children but you must also accept that the plaudits you deserveReplyDelete
what a beautiful comment - i just had to comment on it. clear and succint. beauty can often be found in wordsDelete
Mia, I liked reading about your sister and how you feel about her. My favorite part was hearing how she wakes you up by sitting on your head. That is better than an alarm clock! It was nice to hear that you are proud of Natty. I bet your mom is super proud of you BOTH. I never had a sister, but if I did, I would want her to be as nice as you. Keep writing. You have a lot of good ideas and do a beautiful job in expressing them.ReplyDelete
Your new fan from Florida,
Yes I am glad I have a lucky little sister with down syndrome. Do you live near miky mouse?Delete
Well done Mia, you sound like such a lovely big sister! I am a big sister too, and sometimes little sisters can be annoying can't they, but I still wouldn't swap them! Don't tell them I said that though! Emma :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for this post (and everything else you share with us). Love your blog!ReplyDelete
Well done Mia. You have put such a lot of thought and feeling into your blog and i think it is wonderful.ReplyDelete
Natty is lucky to have such a caring sister.
Big hugs xx
MIA, U ARE A WONDERFUL BIG SISTER TO B PROUD OFF. REALLY LOVED YOUR BOLG, KEEEP IT UP XDelete
thankyou for that coment. miaaDelete
Mia you are a wonderful sister to Nattie and we are so poroud to have you in our family xxxReplyDelete
I liked the coment and I hope we see you soon, miaDelete
what a wonderful post...well done Mia, you share your feelings so well, that i can't help but feel them a little too.ReplyDelete
And thank you Hayley for opening your heart and family to us all through your blog...it is an honour to be part of your 'followers'
love to you all
I am proud of Natalia and myself. I am proud to have such a great sister. miaDelete
Mia I have just read your beautiful words, what an absolutely wonderful sister you are and how lucky Natty is to have you close to her heart xxReplyDelete
I love her very much. MiaDelete
I loved reading your blog Mia, well done. xReplyDelete
Beautiful post! xxReplyDelete
Mia you have written some lovely words here, you will treasure these memories forever. My eldest daughter was 4 when her little sister was born with Down Syndrome - she remembers her being very cheeky and pulling out her nose tube that was feeding her. Little L is now 2 and they are starting to play together and I can see a very special friendship forming like you obviously have with your sister. Mia have you seen this video channel on Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6jIVTEWBhQ&feature=channel&list=UL ask your mum to show you i'm sure you will like it, we are hoping to meet this set of sisters on day. Agnieszka has website/blog tooReplyDelete
Bit late I know, but I LOVE this Mia and I hope you don't mind if I suggest my 7 year old daughter Tamsin does the same thing over on my blog about her little sister.... xReplyDelete
mia, i followed this from a post your mummy wrote - you are the best big sister and the love for your sister is HUGE and cuddly.i love your scrapbook note too xxx from one big sister to another xxxReplyDelete
Hello mia, i think u are a beautiful little writter...what a wonderful soul u have. Now i have a favour to ask u...i have a little girl who is nearly 6 a little boy who is 3 and a little baby girl. Now my little boy has something called autism which his big sister sometimes finds hard ....i think it would be really lovely if Kalli read lots of blogs about ur beautiful sister and how u talk about your feelings and then maybe she can write bk( with my help) i think u could help lots of brothers and sisters to talk more! Hope you have lots of fun carrying this on.. Big hugs to your family from our family xxReplyDelete
Hello Mia and Hayley, I have only just read this and I found it so moving and funny and full of love. You are a beautiful family. Enid xxReplyDelete
what a lovely, lovely way of saying how you feel about your sister, your mummy and daddy, and of course little sister must feel so proud of you WELL DONE SWEETIE WELL DONE - ps i cried a little bit, but it was happy, happy tears donna kostas mummyReplyDelete