I’m a day late, but realized that yesterday was World Down Syndrome Day. According to their website, it is celebrated on March 21—a date chosen to represent the chromosomal arrangement found in Down Syndrome the twenty-first day of the third month. I saw many posts in particular from a friend whose daughter has Down Syndrome and lives life to the fullest. My mom and I talked about it as she remembered her brother who also had Down Syndrome. Most memories I have of him were as a child when we would visit my grandparents. He was always lighthearted and joyful. My grandparents cared for him until they could no longer. He then lived a full life in a shared apartment, held a job, and had many friends. He outlived the expectations of the doctors at that time. It is good to see so much support and opportunities for young people now. One other thing that my mom and I talked about is the push to abort babies if they show that they have Down Syndrome. It is such a crime against the child, the parents, society, and of course God who created each individual perfectly. We decided we need to pray more rosaries. It was a blessing to see the joyful photos and read the inspirational stories.
I Found God today in joy and inspiration.
Tammy, I really enjoy reading your posts and was blessed to read this one in particular today. I would love to hear more about your mom’s brother. God definitely was with me as I was a scared, sad mom when she was born. And He still is here with us. There have been a few serious valleys with her health, but there have been so many mountains with her gusto for life.
Lori, you have always been an inspiration to me as you gracefully face challenges. Peace!