Sarah and I began blogging back in September and I must admit the response has been life changing. I feel connected to the world of Down syndrome like I never have before. One of the things that has struck me is although we have more chronological experience than many, there is still so much to learn, new ways of thinking, and changing terminology. Not too long ago an anonymous poster left the following comment:
...I have one very minor suggestion... when you say "just happens to BE Down syndrome..." it gives the impression that it is the only thing you are. But it's not, it's only a part of who you are. I think "Just happens to HAVE Down syndrome" would be more flattering to your situation. :) Or even something creative like "just happens to have an extra chromosome..." whatever you like the best.
And this really got me thinking. I'm curious how others feel about this? Do you say...to be...or to have?