Different is beautiful
Did anyone else see that mind-blowing cuteness in Nordstrom's November catalog? I usually send all catalogs straight to the recycling bin, because 1. I have little time to read them 2. I might end up maxing out my credit card and 3. They clutter up my counters and are rarely touched. So I almost missed out on seeing this! Thankfully a friend of mine messaged me asking if I had seen the beautiful girl with Down syndrome who modeled in the children’s section for Nordstrom. I quickly looked it up. DARLING! What strides we have made. It's crazy to think that into the 80's, institutionalizing individuals with Down syndrome was still in practice because they were considered a nuisance to society. Today people are finally seeing their beauty and even asking some of these special individuals to model for big companies. At last we are starting to understand that different is beautiful. I personally think that different is the most beautiful. Yep, I'm one of those suckers that bought a shirt reading "My extra chromosome makes me extra cute!" when Welles was first born. And I believe those words. ;)
A local business called Sutter Sisters also finds Welles extra chromosome, extra cute! Welles was asked a couple months back to be a brand rep for this darling company and model some of their merchandise. We are so excited and absolutely love all of the little mocs and booties they've sent us! Check them out at the site listed below.