37 responses

  1. Deborah Pucci
    March 18, 2014

    Becca, thank you for sharing your love and your heart for your brother Jack. He is very lucky to have your in his life.

    • sandi
      March 21, 2014

      Becca!!!! I couldn’t have said it better myself!!! This is a wonderful article. You explained about Down Syndrome perfectly!!! I loved your article. I kept reading different parts of your article to Grandpa. Grandpa and I love you guys very, very much. All of you take such good care of Jack….helping mom and mike, as much as you do. Grandma loves you!!!!

  2. Jennifer @ Mom Spotted
    March 18, 2014

    awww this is wonderful. You may be proud of Jack but I bet he’s proud of you. He is so lucky to have such an amazing big sister in his corner who understands him and knows his capabilities. I bet you’re mama is so proud of you both!

  3. Melissa
    March 18, 2014

    Oh Becca, this is such a wonderful post. I can just feel the love that you have for Jack. You are an amazing big sister. My kids and I will be wearing lots of socks on Friday!

  4. Sarah B
    March 18, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your story!! You’re such an awesome big sister, and it’s wonderful that you’re able to help educate your friends about Down Syndrome! I’m wearing mismatched socks right now haha I’ll definitely wear crazy socks again on the 21st!

  5. Danielle H
    March 18, 2014

    Becca – You have a beautiful soul and Baby Jack is so lucky to have you as a big sister. I am one of those people that finds joy just in seeing pictures of Jack. His smile is infectious and can totally brighten my day when I am feeling down. I am so proud of you for explaining to your friends what makes Jack different, but also what makes him the same. Keeping being awesome.

  6. Andrea
    March 18, 2014

    What a great post Becca! I love that you the the time to educate people about Down’s Syndrome. Jack is very lucky to have you as his big sister

  7. Alesha @ Full Time Mama
    March 18, 2014

    What a wonderful big sister you are, Becca! Jack is very blessed to have such wonderful family members who love him so much and want to help others be more aware of Down Syndrome. I’ll be wearing my mismatched socks on Friday!

  8. Jess
    March 18, 2014

    Jack is absolutely blessed to have you in his life to advocate for him! I am so proud that you are educating those around you instead of fighting hate with hate. We love seeing Jack grow and will definitely be wearing crazy socks on Friday to show our support <3

  9. Amanda
    March 19, 2014

    I loved reading your love for your baby brother. Such powerful words from such a young lady. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Jack is blessed to have such a wonderful family.

  10. emily
    March 19, 2014

    As a mother this post brought tears to my eyes. But not because your Jack can’t do things like other children yet. I didn’t see the down syndrome in this post. I saw a very poised, grown up, and very loving sister. I saw something the world needs more of! Patience and caring.
    You are very blessed Danielle. In so many ways.
    Thank you Becca for sharing your words, and your voice to Down Syndrome. By understanding your friends don’t know the differences you are a wonderful advocate for your brother. Such gorgeous words, feelings, and pictures.

  11. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    March 19, 2014

    Yes, my cousin has Downs. Her parents raised her to be independent and that she was no different than anyone else – and she got married recently.

    Becca, you are very grown up for a 13 year old.

  12. Dee
    March 19, 2014

    You’re a pretty awesome chick, Becca! I’m proud of you for raising awareness and teaching others just how amazing Jack is! The photos are beautiful.

  13. Tess
    March 19, 2014

    How awesome are you!? What a great cause for something that needs to raise awareness.

  14. martha
    March 19, 2014

    I adore your little Jack. I had a soft spot for him from moment one because I have my own little Jack…and the two are the most adorable Jacks EVER. I think one of Gods greatest gifts to the world are children with that extra chromosome. They teach us so much about love and laughter and remind us to live in each moment <3

    Jacks lucky to have a loving big sister like you!

  15. Jennifer B
    March 19, 2014

    This is a wonderful post! You are an amazing big sister!

  16. Roxanne D
    March 19, 2014

    What a wonderful big sis you are! The more you teach your friends about Down’s, the more they will know and can teaxh others. Jack is such a sweet little boy and lucky to have you there for him!

  17. Virginia @thatbaldchick
    March 19, 2014

    Becca you are a wonderful advocate for Jack, and an awesome ambassador for Down Syndrome. Such wisdom at your age is remarkable. Thanks for sharing. I now you make your Mama proud!

  18. Lisa Jones
    March 19, 2014

    This Is PRICELESS I Love Your Posts They Are So Heart Warming!!

  19. Helene Cohen Bludman
    March 19, 2014

    This is so sweet, Becca, and also educational. Not everyone understands Down Syndrome. Jack is very lucky to have a big sister like you.

  20. Sandra
    March 19, 2014

    I absolutely love the pictures. I love the way he looks at Becca! LOVE IT! Great read!

  21. Debbie Denny
    March 19, 2014

    Unconditional Love! That is what a child like Jack gives,

  22. Maggie @ The Love Nerds
    March 19, 2014

    What a sweet post! A sister’s love is a great thing. Explaining over and over again takes a lot of patience, but it will make a huge difference in how someone else understands down syndrome and other differences.

  23. Pam
    March 19, 2014

    Thanks for sharing this, Becca! You seem like a wonderful sister. Thank you for raising awareness and advocating for Jack, and for Down’ Syndrome.

  24. Liz Mays
    March 19, 2014

    Hearing this from her perspective was just so heartwarming and dear. Her love for her little brother is more than apparent and so touching! I love how how patient she is with explaining to her friends. :)

  25. Robin {Mom Foodie}
    March 19, 2014

    My daughter is special needs, and her classmate who endears me the most is a little girl with Downs Syndrome. She’s a big hugger :)

  26. trisha
    March 20, 2014

    I actually have never had the pleasure of meeting someone w/ down syndrome, but you are right, they can do all things ~!

  27. Rebekah
    March 20, 2014

    Becca you’re a GREAT sister! Your patience and love is really inspiring. I grew up with a learning disabled brother too, and you’re right. People don’t understand, and they don’t understand that it’s just not easy. Just keep explaining – you never know who you’ll touch with Jack’s story.

  28. Mama to 5 BLessings
    March 20, 2014

    what a sweet story, what a sweet daughter you have. What a blessing that she is so helpful and loving. I love the picture of the baby looking up at his big sister. You are so blessed.

  29. Debbie L.
    March 20, 2014

    A beautiful post written by a wonderful loving sister. I am heading to Lots of Socks to check it out! A great cause!

  30. Tara @ Keep Moving Forward With Me
    March 20, 2014

    What a sweet sister! Love seeing beautiful sibling relationships!

  31. Marissa
    March 20, 2014

    Wow! Your brother Jack looks like such a cutie. He and you are lucky to have each other. He’s lucky because he has your love. What an amazing young lady…to be able to express yourself with such gentleness and clarity. You are lucky because you have his love. I’ve been blessed to know a few Downs people. They have all been amazing. Just so loving, so curious, and I feel like they do bring cheer and light and happiness with them. They have challenges, like being slower…but man a smile just is more than a smile. It’s a smile that melts your heart. I’m glad you have each other, you’re both going to gain so much from one another.

  32. Danielle
    March 20, 2014

    This is such a wonderful article, Becca! Thank you for sharing with such emotion and honesty about your little brother. What a sweetie he is! Bless you all.

  33. Aly Mashrah
    March 20, 2014

    Aw, great post Becca! Your family is wonderful and you should be very proud of Jack!

  34. Robyn
    March 21, 2014

    What a great post. Loved reading!

  35. Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 Pack
    March 21, 2014

    I love this post! Sibling love is beautiful. And I love that you take the time to educate people. I tis the best way to handle the situation.

  36. Amy
    March 21, 2014

    Thank you for sharing this Becca! It’s amazing the love that Jack brings into everyone’s lives!

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