Light and Shadow is the story of our lives, as we adjust to the good and the bad of parenting a child with Down syndrome, living in America after living in Afghanistan, being “world Christians” in a culture that values self and safety over others and sacrifice.

It is also a way to record moments in our family’s life. Down syndrome has taught us, more than perhaps anything else, that slower is better and that small achievements are worth big celebrations.  Also, if mommy isn’t ever going to get around to scrap booking than she’d better do something as a way to look back and remember.


3 thoughts on “About”

  1. Javed Ansari said:

    Hi Carolyn,

    My wife and I have just started a charity organisation working in Africa to raise money for mosques and basic infrastructrure. We came across your blue mosque with the doves picture which we would like to use on our website header. We thought we would check with you to see whether this is okay.

    I would greatly appreciate your permission as it really is beautiful image!

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Javed Ansari

    • Hello Javed! It’s nice to “meet” you. My husband took the picture and you are welcome to use it. Could you please write to us at yankmyscales@gmail.com and tell us more about your NGO? The photo is of the Ali Hussain Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif Afghanistan.

  2. Hi Carolyn-
    We are in the process of adopting my niece who has Downes Syndrome (who just turned 1 years old). I am trying to figure out information on Medicaid and saw a post you made on Baby Center about Medicaid and Colorado–which led me to your blog). We live in Colorado too and I wondered if you could email me directly so I can gain some wisdom from you? 😉 I cannot figure out what to apply for and how to go about doing it. Thank you so much and many blessings!!

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