Our experiences with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
I plan on posting a slide show and perhaps a description of how Erik's party went, but it will take me some time to gather photos and put it together. In the meantime, enjoy this video of the three of us. I imagined his birthday would get less emotional as he grew, but this one was a doozy. I was fighting off tears of pure joy! About the time this video ends, Erik began singing "Happy Birthday" again, and everybody joined in for a second round. It was one of the most touching things I had ever seen!
Many thanks to my parents for constructing this year's cake, which went wonderfully with the construction theme, and to my baby brother, who sent the drawing of the backhoe that is on display next to the cake. I plan on getting it framed and hanging it in Erik's room. Thanks also to everybody who came and helped Erik welcome year number three. There were also friends and family who were unable to be present this year, and we missed you terribly but hope to see you soon.
Married to Brian in 2001. Our son, Erik, was born in October 2004. Erik was diagnosed with Williams syndrome by a geneticist in March 2006 at 17 months of age. The diagnosis was confirmed by FISH testing a few weeks later.