1/6th of the Way There
Today I can say I am 1/6th of the way to my goal of bringing light and love to our wonderful world of Down syndrome. While I was at Scottish Rite Hospital today for Reagan's recasting I looked up and saw a group of new employees getting their tour of the hospital. When all of a sudden I caught the eye of a lovely young woman.....who has Down syndrome. That's right! This young lady with the blessing of a third 21st chromosome, who just not too long ago never would have had this chance, was in the middle of orientation for her job!! Ahhh I could not help but stare...Stare because I was picturing my children standing there in her shoes, listening as they learned about their duties. Yes, a tear came to my eyes and a smile to my heart. My life as a mom of soon to be 5 children with Down syndrome is not hard, I am not a special person, and my hands are not full the way most people see. My life is hard for the Lord, I am special in God's eyes and in my children's eyes, and my hands are only full of the blessings of ALL my children.
1. Ds Fact- Over 90% of pregnancies that may involve a child with Down syndrome are terminated. The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network is trying to change those statistics by educating families about the positive outcome of making an adoption plan. Families interested in adopting should contact the NDSAN through our web site atwww.ndsan.org. Consider adoption!!!
2. Handsome Heath