Get on Board the #OperationEllenMeetPip Train

You know when you read or see a feel good story and ya can't help but get a wee bit teary...When there's an important message or you can feel the passion behind something, you simply can't help but get on board...Well this time it feels like I'm unbelievably the freaking train conductor and the tears haven't stopped in days...


The other day I posted this blog and the response alone from just that was overwhelming...Then the Huffington Post got on board and drove this train & it's message to a whole new level...They published this article and the response has been nothing but sweet insanity - See it here...


I can't even begin to tell you what I am feeling...Such a range of emotions...As a writer, {yep, I'm going with it- I am a writer...I've always wanted to be, my hearts in my words and dammit it's time I just own it..I am a writer} seeing my blog and story get recognised on the Huffington Post was beyond anything I could have hoped for...And as a momma seeing my little girl and her bright little face shining, literally made me bust in pride...

It really hit me when my brother called and said he couldn't believe it, Pip's picture was on Huffington Post main page sandwiched in between a Seinfeld and Superbowl story - And was tagged as Hot On Facebook...Maybe it's because Seinfeld has been a long time fav show of mine, but for some reason seeing my girl right there was a real "aaaaaaah moment"...



So not only am I seeing her cute little mug all over the place, {We Day, GodVine, Saving Downs, Changing the Face of Beauty, WonderBaby, Special MiraclesDown Syndrome Love, Canadian Down Syndrome Society, Circle21Special Olympics and so many other amazing sites - I wish I could thank you all} she had her first TV debut...


Someone thankfully recognized Pip on their local Indianapolis News {crazy in itself} and took a video to send to me...I am so grateful, as I would have had no clue whatsoever that it even happened...The news/social media is weird like that- Love the fact that things get shared but would love it more if I knew it was happening...Hello, my baby girl is on TV...Pretty freaking amazing in my mind and I would have loved to see it...


Thankfully another friend tracked down a contact so that I could get the clip...So here she is...I cry EVERY single time I watch it and trust me, I've watched it a lot..



Gets ya right? It's so amazing to sit here and think wow, that's my daughter..My little Pip who can't talk or walk or do much yet is already changing the world...She is touching people's lives...She's making them smile, think outside the box, busting down stigmas, bringing awareness and shining so damn brightly people can't help but notice.  

It's like all those years ago, William wrote this exact quote with her in mind, "Though She Be But Little She is Fierce"...




The feedback, comments, emails, from all over the world have proven to me even more so, that this message and Pip, my little bucket of joy, needs to be shared...




So all that being said, we need to keep this train a moving...Keep the momentum going with our message that "What Makes You Different Is What Makes You Beautiful"...And if Pip ever doubts or questions if she is, we now have about 500,000 comments proving just that...So the biggest thank you for all your kind words, sweet comments and outrageously wicked support...It's been unreal...


So next stop then friends, ideally would be to the happiest show around...We wanna dance with Ellen...We want to shake our booties while proving that different is beautiful... 


See our Operation Ellen Meet Pip Open Letter here and please share, forward, hashtag, cross your fingers, break a wishbone and send good vibes our way...


Wait, shoot, I might be the only person possibly who launches this big Operation to get Ellen's attention but than realizes her passport expires...


So you have time than Ellen, 3-6 weeks according to the Canadian Government...Until then get ready to be bombarded by #OperationEllenMeetsPip...


Ready friends...Choo Choo bloody Choo...Let's go...



P.S- Taking photos with newspaper and a baby is way too much fun and nearly impossible to get any decent shots...


P.P.S- If you adore Pip's shirt as much as I do head over to The Printed Palette and Bicyclette Rouge that will be shipping/selling online soon...



5 comments:

  1. Anonymous7.2.14

    Dear Mummy,

    I am so moved by your story, and forever in love with your sweet baby Pip, and your darling baby boy. The pictures tell the whole story of your family, and your journey. Thank you for being the mother and father that you are, and celebrating your wonderful family...oh and the cute dog. The blog and letters will forever be cherished, I am sure. I sent this to everyone I knew as it has to be shared.

    Diane VanRoosendaal
    dianevanr@yahoo.com

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  2. She is beautiful!!! I just want to hug her looking at your pictures!!! WAY TO BE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

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  3. Gorgeous Baby Doll and great message! I have 2 children with developmental disorders, and I am so grateful for the beauty and spice they add to my life. I also want to give a shout out for those Miraflex glasses. My daughter had those same ballet pink ones Pip has on. Despite her herculean efforts to do so, she couldn't break them!

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  4. Anonymous7.2.14

    Wonderful. I've lived 50 years & had a daughter with autism. Life and the beauty of the human spirit never cease to amaze me. Hang in there mom! It will be better than alright. I promise. Pip has many gifts to give,..but may take a little time to bloom. I'm certain! Worried needlessly about my daughter for quite a few years. I was wrong and you are right to keep the faith. Congratulations on your beautiful daughter!

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  5. Anonymous13.2.14

    Hi!

    I come from a family of 16 children and two of them had down syndrome . My sister Jean died when she was 28 and my brother Ricky when he was forty five almost 25 years ago and I still miss them very much. They taught me about love about sharing and how to keep on going even when the going got tuff . My parents were told to put them in a institution but my parents said that they were gift's from God and that they belong at home and they would care for them as long as God would let her.

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