Saturday, April 26, 2008

A SMILE for Giving Back

Giving Back in honor of my
Little Levi....

I feel I have been given the opportunity to share with everyone my talents, my blessings, so in return I feel it is only right to return my blessings to others. While I can't dress the world in bLaSk Designs, I can share my profit with needed areas of the world. With all this said I have struggled with the right place, which would truly use the money for Good!

Above is a picture of my cousin and her family. My cousin has brought such wonderful inspiration to my life. Our fun times go back into the good ole' days and with our personalities will continue into the golden days! Can you imagine my delight when I found out we would have boys about the same age difference apart as we are!
Oh what payback are we going to have! I started to beg forgiveness to my parents, my aunt and my poor dear grandmother who kept us every day!

In February 2007, our family grew and we were blessed with Levi. This is where my inspiration begins; Levi was born with Down Syndrome. I cried and prayed and prayed and cried. I didn't know how this first time mother and father would handle the news. My prayers were answered when I first saw Stacey after Levi was born. This amazing smile was on her face, and all was at peace! Levi has had several problems in his little life, some related to being a Down baby and some not, and to my amazement that smile gets bigger and bigger every time I see Stacey! The Funny thing about smiles, is that they are contagious! No matter what is going on with Levi he is always searching the room, and smiling for his guest! And if Barney is on you might even get a little dance!

A simple Smile makes my day! I love to do things to make others smile! So when I see this smile, especially when I can only imagine what all that day held for her, it truly motivates me to continue to go on and lead the day with a Smile!

So all this time I have been wrapped up in what I wanted to do, but wanted to make sure it was the right thing to do, it was like a light bulb went off and said LEVI!

Our family has had to learn so much about Down Syndrome, so that we all may be aware! I have found that Down Syndrome Awareness isn't as popular as it needs to be. We have found most of our information and help from The National Down Syndrome Congress. I made the commitment to Levi to make sure that other families will be able to find this same helpful information that has blessed our family.

My commitment is to give back to the National Down Syndrome Congress 10% of all profits from bLAsK Designs.

If we could all Give Back just a Little to something in the World,
Just think our Great of a place we could call Home!

1 comment:

ilovesomeonewithdownsyndrome said...

I love you so much Tiff! you are such a sweet and giving person and I wish more people could be like you! Thank you so much for honoring my little man. You have no idea what it means to us. You made me cry reading the story you wrote and you need to know that you are an inspiration to me and always will be. To a great cousin and friend who is always there for me, I love you!!