Monday, April 06, 2009

Happy Birthday Dean!

There is a special sale going on today to mark the 21st birthday of a wonderful young man named Dean. 100% of the proceeds for the day will go to a special cause, NADS - the National Association for Down Syndrome. Please read below for the details and if you can, make a purchase at AmyDesigns at ArtFire.

I Dreamed
by Amy Cavaness

I dreamed he'd be born beautiful and healthy.
He was.

I dreamed he'd tell me that he loves me.
He tells me every day.

I dreamed he'd be bright and funny.
He is - his humor is wonderful.

I dreamed he'd ride a bike, catch a ball and wrestle with his big brother.
He does and his brother loves it.

I dreamed he'd have big birthday parties with lots of friends and cake and presents.
He's had six.

I dreamed he'd one day get on a bus and go to kindergarten.
He did it yesterday - my heart full of love and my eyes full of tears.

I dreamed he'd make us proud.
He has, and he's inspired us.

Dean has Down Syndrome.
I never dreamed that.

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"It's been 15 years since I wrote this poem. Dean turns 21 on April 7, 2009 and I couldn't have dreamed what kind of man he'd become. He's still funny, he's very bright, and he still loves cake. He continues to make us proud. I continue to be grateful for his presence in our lives. And I love him dearly.

In honor of Dean's 21st birthday on Tuesday, April 7, I will donate 100% of my sales to the National Association for Down Syndrome. This organization offers wonderful support to parents and their kids, and we were so glad we found them when Dean was born."
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And to boost the contribution, Birdy's Knits will be adding to every sale made:

"In support of Amy and her endevor, for every sale she makes on the 7th of April, we will send her an additional $5 to help with her support. So if you can find it in yourself to purchase one of her lovely items Birdy's Knits will kick in an additional $5 per item sold on April 7th from AmyDesigns, no limit! That's our Birthday gift to Dean.

We wish you the best Birthday Yet Dean!"

-- James of Birdy's Knits
I hope you take the time to check her shop and perhaps purchase something that will help a wonderful shop!

2 comments:

michele said...

What a great poem and a great idea!

The Holistic Diva said...

Hi Ramona,

There's been an 'award' for you posted on my blog - you deserve all the traffic you can get :)

Enjoy, Tami

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