Note from Lily's mom - Dawn is my age now...
Dawn turned 46 on June 22, so she can't say anything about me being older than her, at least until my birthday in July! Dawn is amazing and I can only hope that Lily will be as smart and independent as Dawn. Dawn lives on her own, works, knows the bus system like the back of her hand (she was on one of the UTA's councils for people with disabilities who rode public transit.) Dawn now sits on the Best Buddies committee and the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation as a self-advocate. More importantly Dawn is my friend. We can sing Donna Summers very loudly together in the car and do great disco moves. We don't care that Lily is embarrassed, and tells us we can't sing.
Today we went to Thanksgiving Point for her birthday and out to lunch. Dawn is great to go out with. If I spill on myself it's okay, because she does too. She accepts me with all my faults and problems (I think she thinks Lily is a problem at times!!!) She is polite, gracious, and just fun to be around.
We love you!