Happy Friday! And a happy Friday it is!

This morning I read the most wonderful news on Facebook. I’m copying it below in full. It’s from Jessica Kryzsko Crowley, who lives in Missoula with her family and who is a great photographer. In fact, she’s the one who took that beautiful picture of my family in the About Missoula Mom section of this website.

Here’s her message:

Good morning, everyone! I am Jessica Kryzsko Crowley, and I have a beautiful 6 (soon to be 7) year old who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth. He is precious and teaches me lessons in love, acceptance and patience everyday. Last night I went to the very first meeting of what will be the group Montana Down Syndrome Association. So far we are just trying to get our legs under us, gather ideas, hopes, expectations, needs to be filled, and information from families who have children or adults with Down Syndrome. We don’t want to miss anyone for our Buddy Walk mailing list this year, and one of our main goals is connection and communication. While legally we cannot request any personal information from doctors, educators, therapists, or many other professionals, we can ask you as parents, advocators, and loved ones to share with us any contacts and information you wish to help make our group and society more aware, effective, productive and inclusive! If you are uncomfortable sharing here, feel free to message my personal page. I look forward to hearing from each and everyone of you! May God bless you all. Thanks!

Interested in getting involved? Message Jessica on Facebook or, if you don’t do Facebook, you can send me a message and I’ll make sure it gets to her.