Thursday, October 4, 2007

Down Syndrome Creed

Get It Down; 31 for 21

My face may be different but my feelings are the same. I laugh and I cry and I take pride in my gains. I was sent here among you to teach you to love, as God in the heavens look down from above. To Him, I'm no different His love knows no bounds; It's those here among you in the cities and towns, that judge me by standards that man has imparted, but this family I've chosen, will help me get started. For I'm one of the children so special and few, that came here to learn the same lessons as you. That love is acceptance, it must come from the heart; we all have the same purpose, though not the same start. The Lord gave me life to live and embrace and I'll do it as you do, just at my own pace. ~Author Unknown

When I first read this poem it touched my heart, but as I have become more involved in such a wonderful community I realize just how true it is. So many people said how sorry they were that Gabi had down syndrome when we first found out and of course we cried for the lose of our "normal" child. But through this journey I have learned that she was every bit as special if not more special just because of her way she taught so many to embrace life and love...LOVE ALL THINGS!!! She was and always will be my most precious gifts, so today I reflect on how something that is different can be that most amazing gift of all. I am so proud of my angel and how she has made life a better place for me, her daddy, and our entire family!


Megan said...

I totally agree. I was just thinking today that Isabella truely saved me. I am a totally different person because of her. How was apartment hunting? Find anything good? Missing you and loving you!!! Carey was really awesome by the way. I just loved her and Chelsea.
Love Ya

Anonymous said...

And also everyone else in this community blog! I remember our conversation on what confirms normal!
God bless your Angel