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Hudson's Journey

Hudson’s Journey: The EXTRA Family Favorite

As 2022 is coming to a close this week, I can’t help but feel very privileged for this front row seat in Hudson’s life. I get to hear most all of his giggles. I get to watch him explore in a way my older two children didn’t. I get to celebrate the inch stones and…

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Hudson’s Journey: Pray EXTRA

Since Hudson’s birth, many new prayers have filled my FaceTime’s with God. I have wept and begged that He hear me, I have called on Him in my new fears and thanked Him in all of Hudson’s achievements and for his iron strength. I have always prayed, but Hudson forced a deeper needed connection with…

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Hudson’s Journey: Chosen for his EXTRA

   For the last year, I have been blessed to share this beautiful journey with my Huddy. Hudson is a vibe, a mood, a reminder of how precious life is and a reminder of just how resilient we’ve been created.  Thank you for reading my heart over the past 12 months. My goal has always…

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Hudson’s Journey: EXTRA Buddies, EXTRA Fun

In September, my family went on an amazing vacation. A very needed vacation away from our house remodel, therapy and doctors appointments. When we booked this particular vacation, I knew it would be fun; however, I didn’t know the profound impact we had in store. We took our first Buddy Cruise. Buddy Cruise partners with…

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Hudson’s Journey: EXTRA Priceless

With school starting back, I started thinking about all the new; new classrooms, new teachers, new routines and, especially, new friends. We have a real opportunity at the beginning of so much new to start instilling new good habits, too. We can get a bedtime in place, a better dinner routine after a summer off,…

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PASS CHRISTIAN RESIDENT TO BE FEATURED IN TIMES SQUARE

Hudson Jag Hartman of Pass Christian, Mississippi, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 17, as part of the annual National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) Times Square Video presentation. The one-hour video of roughly 500 photographs includes children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome from all 50 states. These collective images promote the…

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Hudson’s Journey: Lagniappe means EXTRA

Many will already recognize “lagniappe” as a commonly used word; for me, the word has a whole new meaning since Hudson was born. Lagniappe (lan-yap): “Something given as a bonus or EXTRA gift” and the cajun meaning is “a little EXTRA”.   Hudson is lagniappe. Our family received lagniappe the day he was born. Down…

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Hudson’s Journey: EXTRA Broken

  The journey that I am on is filled with so much love, laughter and smiles that can fill you up to the brim, but not everything on this journey is easy or beautiful. Hudson is always wonderful, but the world can be ugly and hurtful. Some things bring sadness and make you feel broken.…

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My EXTRA Reminder

     If you’re feeling relieved that your genetic testing came back with little to no chance your baby will have any chromosome abnormalities, you can and should celebrate. Your baby will not face all the challenges my baby does. I am super happy for you. I will celebrate your baby with you. I would…

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